Giclée from the French verb ‘gicler’ meaning ‘to squirt or to spurt’. A giclée print refers to a professionally printed inkjet print using archive quality light-fast colours (6 or more).
Giclée prints are a fantastic way for artists to reproduce original artwork such as paintings, illustrations and drawings professionally and to museum quality.
I now have giclée prints available to buy online too, of the two below illustrations. ‘Alhambra Arches’ is a drawing of interior courtyard arches at the Alhambra Palace at sunset, executed in pen, oil pastel, and drawing ink. The arches glowed golden as the sun went down, the sky turning pink.
‘Sing Red’ is a collage of leaves using various decorative papers, pen, drawing ink, watercolour pencil and graphite pencil. I am constantly surprised by the variety of form, shape, colour of leaf; in repetition to form beautiful structures of canopy and foliage.
Both these prints are available to buy via my Folksy and Etsy shops.
(All images and works under copyright © Catherine Cronin)