Just a quick announcement that we're having a print sale! From now until Mother's Day (May 11th) we are offering a 20% savings on all limited edition giclÃ©e prints. These signed and numbered reproductions offered on both canvas and paper. They have meticulously color matched against the originals and the quality is amazing. Click here to shop and save. * Note: I had a glitch in the shopping cart system but have corrected this. Everything *should* be working fine now. If you notice any difficulties, feel free to contact me.
If you subscribe to my email newsletter, you may already know about theÂ charming new mini prints I'm offering.Â But if you're exclusively a blog reader, you may or may not have noticed that they'reÂ also newly linked here on the blog (scroll down to the end of my sidebar on the right side of the screen.)
These new prints are made on acid free fine art paper with archival inks, and sizes range from very mini 2.5" x 3.5" (such asÂ the one pictured, matted to 5x7") on up to 8" x 10".Â All are signed and make great holiday gifts. I'm offering these prints viaÂ my new Etsy shop for online shopping convenience.
As an added bonus, right now shipping is free one-way in the Continental U.S. for all purchasesÂ of $30 USD and over. Customers outside of the continental U.S.A.: You will receive a shipping creditÂ (based onÂ my listed shipping charges) towards your actual shipping costs! (Contact me for a custom shipping quote prior to placing your order.)
I have written about some of the pitfalls with hangingÂ art on canvasÂ in the bathroom before, but that doesn't mean you can't hang other forms of artwork. Here is my response to a recent email inquiry, which I hope will offer some additional clarification: Q: Could you please advise me what sort of artwork could I hang in my bathroom?Â I would like to hang a painting or one of those photographs printed (screen-printed?) on canvas-type material (I am not too sure of the material).Â Please advise.Â Best regards, S.L.
A: Hi S.L.- Art for the bathroom has some challenges but it is certainly not an impossible dream. If the bathroom has a tub or shower I would stay away from hanging art on canvas or wood panel. Over time, the moisture from the bath or shower steam could cause the canvas stretchers or wood panels to expand and contract, warping the support.
I think artwork on paper, such asÂ my giclee prints, is better suited for bathroom. Your best bet is to have the art framed professionally with mat, glass, and backing paper to seal the art in the framing. That will help to prevent moisture from getting in under the glass.
On the other hand, if you are talking about a half bath without tub or shower, I would think you could feel reasonably secure hanging most any type of art. You may also wish to ask the opinions of a professional picture framer or art conservator in your local area. I am not an art conservator, but offer my opinion based on my own experience with the materials. I hope this helps!
Here are two paintings I completed recently that I am having reproduced as limited edition giclee prints:
"Off The Beaten Path II"
"Along the Route to Dieulefit"
My giclee prints are offered in limited editions in a selection of sizes from small to quite large. They are perfect for home decor as well as corporate art, art for hospitals and art for hotels. I expect the prints to be released in January 2007. Please contact me if you would like to be notified when they become available, or if you would like any additional information about the prints. To see my current print offerings, please visit this link.Â For more information about the original oils shown here, please click on the images above.