Spending a day in the city of Chefchaouen in Morocco was a pretty wet experience as it rained on the only day I was there. Nonetheless, the blue houses and the local people with their costumes offered a strong unique flavor to the place. Here, a man walks towards me as I captured the scene after the rain of an arch in this amazing city.
I came across the arch as shown above and I liked the composition of the items on the left and the shape of the arch. However, I changed the human figures by inserting a man facing the viewer from another reference photo as the figures here looked rather random. I also cropped out distracting elements from the right of the photo. For the blue walls, I added tints of brown as contrasting warm hues against the predominantly cool blues of the wall.
I made the above sketches of Chefchaouen when I was there as I wanted to capture some details that I saw with my eyes that could be incorporated into my painting. The figures against the blue backgrounds formed interesting compositions and so I wanted to make a painting of this place as the warm and cool hue contrasts were amazing to look at. I was happy to have visited this unique place in Morocco as I brought back with me many interesting memories of Chefchaouen even though it was only a one-day visit.
Prints are carefully rolled and shipped in kraft tube boxes.
HOW DOES YOUR PRINT LOOK LIKE?
Colors on the print are bright and radiant and reflect close to a 100% representation of the original painting. This is due to the use of the best technology in giclée printing and the right paper to produce the desired quality for your maximum satisfaction (see details below). All details are clearly seen and the print will look just like the original after framing. Each print is carefully scrutinized before packaging.
WHAT IS GICLÉE PRINTING?
Giclée (pronounced as gee-clay) is reproducing fine art on commercial-sized printers, with archival properties.
Currently the best software for making a giclée print is EFI u0026amp; GMG. It is widely recognized that Epson large format printers are best for accurate color reproduction and archival ink.
Some people have the misconception that solvent inkjet printers or regular large format printers are cheaper and can be used to print quality giclée. However, the level of detail is far from that of a specialized aqueous inkjet printer. Regular inkjet printers are not equipped with archival ink, therefore naturally they are not suitable for giclée prints.
How does our Epson printer measure up to competitors?
There are a total of 8000 micro print-heads in this printer, with the smallest possible droplet size being 3.5 pico-litres. It provides accurate color output with a wide output gamut. This is especially obvious in prints with multiple different layers of shades and tones. This results in beautiful prints with ultra-fine detail and vivid, lively colors. We use 100% authentic Epson UltraChrome Pro pigment ink - clinically tested to have print permanence rating (see Wilhelm Research for details) of up to 200 years for colored prints if kept under recommended environmental conditions.
Prints are printed onto 300gsm art paper and carefully rolled up and put in a tube before shipping. Each giclée print is hand-signed by the artist himself to ensure authenticity.
WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Each product is individually printed and assembled when you order it, so please allow 2-5 business days of manufacture time for your prints.
Depending on your location, the shipping times vary from 3 - 20 working days and we offer worldwide shipping. Rates can be found at checkout.
We recommend frames with a white matting surrounding the artwork for framing. Frames can be found at your local frame shop or online. IKEA is one of the places where you can find cheap and good frames, and the example frame shown above is a RIBBA frame. For custom sizes however, we recommend the following websites where you can get your custom-made frames done for your prints based on your preferred color, style and size: