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The Calm Before The Storm

The Calm Before The Storm

$800.00
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"This Painting symbolizes many things to me, the first being the Tree is my symbol of all Life. Trees give us shelter, food, oxygen  and protect us from pollution, weather, and home to many animals. Without Trees the world simply wouldn't be alive. The “calm before the storm” typically refers to a period of unusual tranquility prior to difficult time, or analogy between the literal calm that can often be felt prior to the arrival of a powerful storm. The thunderclouds are rolling in, the warm, moist air is cooled and moves upward through the clouds, leaving a vacuum in its place - which is then filled by warm air coming from the top of the storm front. When this occurs in the direction a storm is heading, it can produce an environment that is calm and quiet, sometimes eerily calm, which is quickly followed by the onset of the storm itself .The lotus flowers at the bottom are symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks above muddy waters of attachment and desire. At the bottom The Owl which is incredibly perceptive is my chosen messenger of intelligence, brilliance, and wisdom, is in the center of the painting- a symbol to help us weather any storm life gives us". ~ CLAIR

GICLEE DESCRIPTIONS

Canvas Giclee:

CLAIR's Signed and Numbered Canvas Giclees are printed on canvas and signed and numbered by the artist.. By printing on canvas, the colors achieved are mirroring the intensity, vibrancy and color of CLAIR's originals. Our canvas giclees are stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars and are museum wrapped (the painting continues around the sides), adding a three dimensional studio feel and creating the option to hang them unframed for a more contemporary look. Each one is signed and numbered on the back. Please note each giclee is printed per order.

Artist Proof:

An Artist Proof is the next best thing to the original. (at less than half the cost). First I take a canvas giclée, and paint over the entire thing with oil, acrylics, and adding texture as I follow the brushstrokes of the original and sometimes changing colors slightly. (each is a one of a kind)

Then if you like, I can personalize the painting making the couple in it look like you by changing hair color, eye color, add a favorite flower, favorite bottle of wine, add a special date in the clouds, or whatever makes it personal to YOU! After all this is your painting, custom made especially for you. Its your choice to make changes or keep the piece just exactly as you see it. Having an artist proof that has been painted over really brings the giclée to life, adding bright, vivid color– there is nothing like it. Keeping within my commitment to my art, I have set the edition size very low. (Typically there are only 10 artist proofs ever made for each painting, so they can sell out fast) Since Artist Proofs have a lot of work that goes into them, I require a minimum of of 4-6 weeks (this can time can depend on how many orders I have to complete, as I will never sacrifice quality of my work.) To get started please email me 3-5 good head shots of the person(s) you would like to be in the painting (if it is painting that already has a couple in it I will keep the same placement of people and only make changes after we discuss in detail what you want.)

See some other artist proofs I have done HERE! 

 

Canvas Mini Giclee:

Our canvas Mini's are perfect for those small spaces, or great for giving as gifts. They are also wonderful in a grouping of 3 or 4 for a greater impact.  They are stretched on light stretcher bars and they include hanging hardware on the back, so they are ready to hang as soon as you get them home.  They are printed in an open edition.

What is a Giclee

A Giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high-end upscale fine art reproduction.  Each giclee is custom created, one-at-a-time as it is acquired by collectors.

In the giclee process, the image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with UV inks onto archival quality canvas.  An ultra-fine stream of non-toxic water based ink, more than 4 million droplets per second, is jet-sprayed onto the canvas.  This produces a combination of over 3 million possible colors resulting in prints that are lush and vibrant with the look and tonality of a fine art oil painting.  Limited-edition giclees are signed and numbered on the back.

A fantastic advantage of giclee printing is that the digital images can be reproduced to almost any size, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.

Giclee prints have gained worldwide acceptance in the art community and can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.

Delivery

Giclees and Mini Canvas Giclees will arrive within 2-4 weeks.

Artist Proof Giclees will arrive in 4-6 weeks. 

If you require your art more quickly, there may be a possibility of expediting the turnaround time. After placing your order, please contact us directly to discuss. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at steph@stephanieclair.com or ask for Mark at 858 549 7299.
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