Chinatown in New York City gave a different feel to this place as the warm and colorful buildings here on East Broadway complement the cool buildings in the background. The World Trade Center and the shadows on the left balances the warm colors on the right, while a lone figure in the middle of the road brings out some life to the scene.
I had some initial ideas when I decided to paint the above scene as I passed by East Broadway street. I saw that the red, orange and yellow hue on the right could be enhanced to draw the viewers' eyes in. The World Trade Center building on the right served as a complete contrast with its cool blue standing in direct contradiction to the warm hues on the right. The buildings in the middle served as an intermediate color transition zone where the warm hues gradually turned cool as we move form right to left. The buildings right below the World Trade Center are done using the semi-realistic method, with broader strokes used to depict the windows. The figure crossing the road remains as it adds more dimension to an otherwise lifeless street. Dark blues are added to the bottom left to depict the shadows on the cars formed by the buildings. The strong colors used in this painting served to draw the viewers' eyes in.
Prints are carefully rolled and shipped in kraft tube boxes.
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: