The Red Balloon

20 08 2008

Newest ACEO.

Available for sale at Boundless Gallery.



6 08 2008

Yet another new piece. This is based on the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

It is available for sale on Boundless Gallery.

Giclée Prints (cont.)

6 08 2008

I thought it would be prudent to give some more information on the giclée prints I am now offering. For information and ordering, please e-mail me.


Weight: 230 g/m²
Thickness: 9.5 mil
Texture: Smooth Matte
Color Gamut / Tonal Range: Very High
Print Quality (DPI): 1440 x 720
Archival Rating: 150 years

These high quality enhanced matte prints ship safely packaged in a cardboard mailing tube. It will feature a 1-2″ white margin around the print which enables you to frame it easily.


Weight: 430 g/m²
Thickness: 21 mil
Texture: Light Matte Canvas Texture
Color Gamut / Tonal Range: High
Print Quality (DPI): 1200×600
Archival Rating: 200 years

If you choose to purchase a canvas giclée, you have the option of stretched or unstretched to suit your needs. Unstretched canvas will be shipped in a cardboard mailing tube. Stretched canvas comes either side-stapled or back-stapled per your request.

For more information on giclée, see my first post.

Giclée Prints

5 08 2008

I am now offering giclée prints of my work for those who are not able to buy the originals for whatever reason. They will be printed on high quality archival paper or on canvas per request.

What is giclée? – from Wikipedia

Giclée(pronounced “zhee-clay”), is an invented name (i.e. a neologism) for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word “giclée” is derived from the French language word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. It was coined by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial “Iris proofs” from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.

Beside its association with Iris prints, in the past few years, the word “giclée,” as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant “archival” inks (including solvent inks) and the inkjet printers that use them. These printers use the CMYK color process but may have multiple cartridges for variations of each color based on the CcMmYK color model (e.g. light magenta and light cyan inks in addition to regular magenta and cyan); this increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions.

If you are interested in purchasing a giclée print, please e-mail me.


5 08 2008

Another new piece. This one was inspired both by the Celtic myth of the fish of wisdom as well as the zodiac sign Pisces.

This is available for sale on Boundless Gallery.


4 08 2008

As promised, here is a picture of the new piece titled Blodeuwedd.

From Wikipedia:

In Welsh mythology, Blodeuwedd or Blodeuedd, (Middle Welsh composite name from blodeu ‘flowers, blossoms’ + gwedd ‘face, aspect, appearance’: “flower face”), is a woman made from the flowers of broom, meadowsweet and the oak by Math fab Mathonwy and Gwydion to be the wife of Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Her story is part of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, the tale of Math son of Mathonwy.

For this piece, I used images of each of the plants said to have been used to create Blodeuwedd: broom, meadowsweet, and oak.

This is available for sale at my Boundless Gallery page.


2 08 2008

Since I was a kid, I have been interested in myths. It started in first grade, I believe, when we were taught about the Greek myths and subsequently watched Clash of the Titans. From there, it moved on to Celtic mythology, which I am still interested in to this day.

I will be heavily drawing from these in my new series of paintings. So far, I have done preliminary work on the first of these which will be based on the Welsh myth of Blodeuwedd. Herbs and flowers have always had a special place in my heart, so this particular character is a good place to start the new series.

As always, I will update with images once I have this piece done.