What Is Watercolor Permanency? and What Do I Use? For the art buyer: For the art buyer or the beginner watercolorist interested in watercolor paper’s permanency, I have used d’Arches hand-made (in France) 100% cotton watercolor paper for many years. D’Arches brand watercolor paper is made in the traditional way as when the company began in 1493.
Buying a Watercolor: What to Ask the Artist or Gallery about Permanency Permanency of Watercolor: Buying a watercolor, is this a wise choice? Is watercolor a permanent medium? How should the painting be protected? What questions should I ask the artist or the gallery? History of Watercolor: Albrecht Durer’s The Hare, created in 1502 is still on exhibit
Prints, Reproductions and Originals, and now, Giclee? Giclee is another word to add to the confusion for new art buyers. In my previous blog, I defined the terms: prints, reproductions and originals. Giclee is a fairly new word, invented in 1991 by Jack Duganne. In French, it refers to the ink spray coming from an inkjet
Primarily, I am a watercolorist. I have worked in oils and acrylics, but the spontaneity of a watercolor and its expressiveness, cannot be matched in other media that I have tried. My introduction to this daunting medium was through classes at the UM-Billings (then called Eastern Montana College) in the early 70’s with art professor
What is an original? What is the difference between a print and reproduction? I hope to clarify the terms for many that see no distinction between print and reproduction. Why does this matter? If a buyer is a newbie in the purchasing of art, the terms reproduction and print are often bandied about as if they are