A giclée (zhee-KLAY) comes from the French word that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. A giclée is a copy of a painting, created by spraying ink onto a surface. Initially, a digital photo is taken by a professional photographer. Next, several proofs are produced - to make sure that the colors are accurate. Finally, the image is imprinted (or sprayed) onto a surface -- for a watercolor painting, the surface would be watercolor paper; for an oil or acrylic painting, the surface would be canvas.
An enhanced giclée is a giclée which has been embellished by the artist. For example, the artist may have added extra paint to the canvas in order to give some texture to the surface.
A U-frame-it giclée is a giclée printed on canvas, ready for you to have stretched and framed.
Gallery-wrapped means that the sides of the canvas are wrapped around the wooden stretcher bars all the way to the backside. The painting does not need to be framed since the sides are completely painted. (See photos below.)
Gessobord can be used instead of canvas if one desires a more sturdy material on which to paint. This is an excellent choice when creating a painting to hang outside. If several coats of varnish are applied, it's ready to withstand whatever Mother Nature has to offer. It is also gallery-wrapped (see above) so that no frame is needed.
Butchart Gardens - Side View
Jardin Français - Side View
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