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about Giclees

What's a giclee?  It's a fine art reproduction of an original work that is created on an archival substrate (like watercolor paper) using pigment inks (instead of dye inks).  Giclee is pronounced "zhee-clay."

A watercolor paper giclee should be treated as any fine art and be framed under glass or synthetic glazing using archival framing techniques.  The quality of the paper and inks used by have been rated to last 100+ years before noticeable fading occurs.

The giclees you see for sale on are Limited Editions.  This means that only a pre-determined number of each painting will be created as a giclee.  When the entire edition is sold, that is the end of it.  No more reproductions will be created.


Typically each edition on is limited to 100 giclees.  Your giclee will be identified with its number in the bottom margin or on the back of the giclee.  You will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist Judelle McArdle.

You  will need to arrange for the framing you desire after you receive your giclee(s).  This saves you shipping costs and allows you to select mat colors and frame styles that will fit your décor. 


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