Caring for your artwork

Giclee Prints

Giclee prints are very special: they can be found in the world's finest museums, art galleries and private art collections and should be treasured and cared for in the same way as an original piece of art.

 

Giclee prints carefully reproduce the rich colours and beautiful detail of each brush stroke of the original painting and any imperfections that you may see on the print are a feature of the original painting and exact reflection of the nature of the painted surfaces of paintings.

 

This giclee print has been created on beautiful 320 gsm museum grade French hot press 100% cotton rag paper using archival  pigment inks.

 

  • I recommend taking your mounted print straight to the framer. We do not supply rolled prints because cotton papers will kink and crease easily during the unrolling process and these creases are permanent.

  • Please keep your new print covered until it is framed to avoid damage. Be careful of water, hard objects & adhesives as these can damage and scratch the surface of your print. Try not to use your hands to wipe off any dust as this can also scratch the surface.

  • After being framed, try to keep your print away from direct sunlight as UV rays can eventually affect the colours over time.

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Acrylic Paintings

Acrylic paintings are very resilient. The most famous artists now use acrylic paint in preference to oils because of their intense colours and versatility. High quality acrylics such as are extremely flexible, non-yellowing, water resistant, and highly resistant to scratches once dry. Of course, you painting is valuable and you will treat it with care, but you should feel confident that you can hang your acrylic painting in the kitchen, the bathroom and the living room with equal confidence. Oil paint can become brittle over time and the colours may yellow and become subdued. Even Van Gogh’s paintings are now suffering from ageing colours and are losing their brilliance.

 

This painting has been created on high performance, mould resistant, polyester and acrylic canvas from South Korea.

 

  • You do not need to put your acrylic painting behind glass to protect it.

  • Please keep your new painting out of direct sunlight even though acrylic paint stands up very well to UV rays but the painting, like almost everything else, will deteriorate if exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time

  • Remove dust from the surface with a soft cloth.

  • Remove grease and grime with water and drop or two of household detergent and rinse it off with water.

  • Never use any alcohol or solvents to clean acrylic paint - only water solutions.

 

If your painting gets damaged, you should seek out a local professional artist who works in Acrylics to make the repair. Acrylics repair easily and the repairs should normally take very little time and you will be charged a modest fee. If you need help to find a local artist, email me for assistance.

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Watercolour paintings

Watercolour paintings are very delicate because the paint is water soluble and should be handled with the greatest care.

 

Watercolour paint is the most intimate of all mediums because of its transparency, and immediacy. Watercolour paintings are not, generally, laboured over. As a result, they communicate more emotion than an acrylic or oil painting that could have taken months or even years to complete. If an oil painting can be likened to an essay then a watercolour would be a very short poem or even a signature. The hand of the artist is somehow more visible in watercolour than other mediums.

 

This watercolour painting has been created on 300gsm or 400gsm cold pressed watercolour paper using Winsor and Newton paints.

 

  • We supply watercolour paintings framed to protect the surface paint and to prevent kinking or creasing of the paper.

  • The painting is separated from the lense with a double layer of mount card to make sure the painted surface never comes into contact with the lense. Our mounts are made with acid free ard to prevent, as far as possible, any bacteria from damaging the painted surface.

  • We use acrylic lenses rather than glass because it is lighter and less fragile than glass when shipping. Acrylic lenses also conduct heat more easily and there is less chance of any moisture getting inside as a result of condensation. The painting is sealed onto the glass lense to prevent invasion by moisture or small insects..

  • Although modern watercolour paints have a high permanence or lightfastness, we recommend that you do not expose the painting to direct sunlight as UV rays can damage the paint over time.

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