The Giclee Process

All the art pieces offered on this website are high quality Giclee Prints each being one of 450 pieces per title per size. Each piece is numbered and signed by the artist. Each piece comes complete with a signed certificate of authenticity...showing the number and size.

What is a Giclee Print?

The art of reproducing fine art has become even more precise with the invention of the revolutionary Giclee (ghee-clay) printing process. A Giclee print is visually exquisite as well as technically amazing. It is unsurpassed for brilliant true color and razor sharp detail. Giclee reproductions are the new standard in the art world. It is embraced for its high quality by major museums, galleries, publishers and artists. A Giclee Print is the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically or technically possible.

The cornerstone of this process are enhanced digital ink jet printers which are specifically designed for the rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints.

Hundreds of inkjets (more than a million droplets of ink per second) are sprayed on a canvas or watercolor paper spinning on a drum. Once completed an image is comprised of almost 20 billion droplets of ink. The latest Giclee Printing Technology enhanced the standard 4-color process to an 8-color process.

The resulting reproduction has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The latest inks offer a 70-year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival condition.

They have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum, The British Museum and many others.

Reproduction of material from any of these pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copyright 1999 - 2007 Marilyn Erickson. All rights reserved.

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Of all the Sedona galleries, the best selection of Southwest paintings of Sedona Arizona and surrounding areas is featured in the Erickson Studio Gallery, where Marilyn Erickson specializes in the Southwest art of her amazing red-rock surroundings. Marilyn creates her Southwest paintings in her studio, which is part of her gallery, and is open to visitors every day. When visitors to Sedona galleries are interested in meeting the artist, sharing thoughts and ideas about Southwest paintings and to see her Southwest art displayed in a friendly environment, the Erickson Studio Gallery is an exciting choice. Her Southwest art features mostly oil paintings and some watercolors. When visiting Sedona galleries, one should not miss this opportunity to see art being created on site as she shares her personal feelings about Southwest art. The Erickson Studio Gallery is located on one of the most magnificent view sites in Sedona featuring a panoramic view of the famous Snoopy Rock formation. Right below the gallery, Oak Creek rushes down from the world-renowned Oak Creek Canyon. She has a deep spiritual connection with the southwest landscape of Sedona, Arizona and the Grand Canyon especially. This personal connection is evident in the southwest art she creates.

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