The Giclee (jhee-clay) print is the highest quality print available today. The word Giclee is a French word meaning `to squirt. The process is a type of digital printmaking that CANNOT BE DUPLICATED by other printing techniques. Because there is no visible dot screen pattern the resulting image has all of the subtle tonalities of the original art.
Of course, you do not want to copy other artists’ work. Besides violating copyrights, it’s just unethical.
But why not learn from copying? Many artists paint old masters paintings just to learn how to do it. And you do learn a lot. As long as you aren’t selling it, or passing it off as a real old master,
When you see the still life painting by Chuck Rosenthal titled “Fruit Harvest #5” at his website gallery, it seems as though you can feel the textures. Of course, if you touch the painting, you will only feel paint, but the thick, rough gold and purple cloth with smooth, cool purple grapes resting on it,
Some people thrive on criticism. The giving part, not the receiving part. Artists are a target for such characters, because artists are trying to communicate aesthetically and because they have put themselves in the spotlight, so to speak – they are easy targets. Don’t let the critics get you down.
Easier said than done.
Lucie Bilodeau’s interest in art started at the age of 7. At 14, she became a student of Mission: Renaissance School in Montreal, Canada, to be taught the traditional fine art skills. There she took a series of 6 courses. Among these was an in-depth study of the masters: Rembrandt,
John grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s during a tough time for that community. He understands the importance of a neighborhood coming together and working for real solutions. That experience along with the love and support of his family shaped his early artist passions and gave him a purpose to try to make the world a better place by spreading beauty with his creative energy.
I started studying art in 1963 with an extraordinary illustrator/fine artist named Morton Roberts at the National Academy of Design in NYC. I soon forgot about commercial art. Roberts fired up my desire to paint and succeed as a fine artist and I have never really left that path. But I did change my viewpoint on style and content.
About the Artist
Elizabeth C. Sullivan gave up an artistic life to single-handedly provide for her child with no help from the adventurous ex-husband/father. When the job was done, she resumed artistic pursuits and has been an artist full time for the last 15 years,
My name is Anita Szombati and I am a Hungarian-born, self-taught artist and designer, who currently resides in Las Vegas.
How did I become an artist? Well, I started drawing when I was 2 and I made my first bracelet when I was 12 years old. I knew already back then that I had found something special because my excitement about the beads and jewelry just would not stop.
I have been an artist all my life. My parents always supported my creative pursuits with encouragement and enthusiasm. While growing up I found refuge from daily life in painting the fantasy world of my creative imagination. Expressing the images of my imagination
with art connects me physically to my spiritual being and allows others to make that connection as well.