What is a Giclée?

A giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) refers to both a category of collectible fine art similar to lithographs and serigraphs, as well as a type of digitally created fine art print.  However, not all  digital prints are Giclée - only prints that adhere to strict printmaking standards can be called a giclée.

The word "giclée" dates back to 1989 and is a French term roughly meaning "spray or squirt" which refers to the digital printing process. During printing, millions of microscopic droplets of ink per second are applied to the print media.  
The longevity of the prints produced with this technology is over 75 years. 

 

My own giclée's,which are offered in galleries in my local area are created directly from my original watercolor paintings by FishEye Studios, located in Greenville, South Carolina. We use Somerset Velvet fine art watercolor papers and Epson archival inks. The paper is 100% cotton, acid free archival quality and is 255 g/m2, (140 lb.) in weight.  I individually hand sign and number each and every print and include a Certificate of Authenticity showing the release date and the number in the edition. 


ORDERING PRINTS ONLINE

If you are an individual or a collector who is interested in a print for your home or office and you do not have physical access to my work in the local galleries where I live, fine art prints of my work are available through the Fine Art Americawebsite. There, you will have a choice of printing my artwork on canvas or watercolor paper in any size of your choosing, from tabletop to something to decorate your kitchen.  You will also have the option to mat and frame your piece if you want to do that as well. The site is interactive and you will see how the piece you choose looks in whatever frame you choose. If you prefer to have your piece framed using your own local framer, my artwork will come rolled in a tube. Greeting cards printed on 110 lb stock are also offered on the website as well and are fully customizable. You can order 1 at a time or order packages of cards. I do not print greeting cards of my work using every painting, so this is a nice option for those of you who love to write or those of you who like to give personal notecards as gifts.


The image "Highland's Shop" to the right is an example of one of the pieces that you may order through their website. (click the link and it will take you directly to my artwork on Fine Art America). If you are interested in something that is not offered on the website, please contact me by email: nancy@nancybarrywatercolors.com. I am continually adding pieces and will be happy to make something available to you through the site if there is interest.

Sell Art Online

 

*I'm glad to work with collectors personally. To request a price list regarding Nancy Barry's limited edition gicle�s, please send an email to info@nancybarrywatercolors.com.  If you are interested in a gicleť of a painting that has currently not been released in print, I will be glad to place your name on a preferred waiting list and will contact you once the image is reproduced.

 

All transactions are handled through Paypal's secure network. Please allow 7 - 10 business days for your print to arrive once your transaction has been verified.