Jeff MacNelly's paintings are
available at Fine Art Giclees in limited editions of 250.
We have small prints,
image size approximately 8x10" on 9x12"
archival paper, available on this website for $400.
Please contact us for availability for:
Medium: (approx. 18x24")
Large: (approx. 30x40")
Print to Canvas
Giclee or Iris reproductions are a Twenty-first
Century technique. Art is scanned into a computer and tiny micro-jets of
ink are digitally timed and encoded on a rapidly revolving drum. This
process uses the finest quality archival, Library of Congress Standard
paper. This is the most sophisticated and expensive process in fine art
production utilizing the highest resolution digital printers. It is
basically a saturation dye process not a printing process.
Giclees are the result of a painstaking, step by step production regimen
on environmentally safe water based, acid free paper and exhibit the look
and feel of an original watercolor pointing, right down to the paper.
As screens are not used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than
the traditional lithographic method. Moreover their permanency rival any
original art form as pigments not dyes are used. More than four million
droplets per second are sprayed onto archival paper or canvas. The effect
is similar to an air brush technique but much finer as it is computer
executed. Exact calculation of her, value and density direct the ink of
the nozzles. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes of
highly saturated, nontoxic water-based ink. The range is sixteen million
colors. Therefore the artist’s color approval and input are essential for
creating the final custom settings for the editions.
“What really excites me about the Giclee method of fine art reproductions
is the lush, velvety, luminous vibrancy of the color it produces.”
Describes Nance Frank, Director at The Gallery on Greene. “The result is
absolutely brilliant definition and stellar texture. The Giclees capture
every nuance of an original painting and they must be treated as an
original watercolor and placed away from direct sunlight or accidental
exposure to water, even though the reproductions have an extra added UV
coating.” She continued.