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Jackstraw Mountain Gallery

Marjorie Cranston


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Giclee Print?
    What is a Giclee (pronounced "zhee-KLAY")? Giclee is a beautiful rendering on canvas or paper. This process is usually done on an Epson press. A Giclee represents the art in such detail that it is hard to tell the difference between the original and the fine, museum-grade print. All of the art pieces that are represented in this gallery are available in Giclee canvas or papers and in a variety of different sizes. Giclee Print Options: * Paper Giclee is UV coated, museum-grade paper, and perfect for a mat and frame. This is shipped rolled, in a tube. * Canvas is an image wrap with a depth of about 2 inches. This requires no frame and is done on museum-grade canvas.
  • How do I purchase original art work?
    Acrylic originals can be purchased online and shipped! however, pastel originals are included in our online gallery, but because of their delicate nature, they can NOT be shipped. If you are interested in a pastel original, give Marjorie a call at 970-531-8845. Pastel originals can be picked up in Grand Lake, Colorado. Please note, the online size and price, includes the frame. Original pieces come framed with museum-grade matting, conservation glass, & spacers.
  • What is Pastel and what products do you use?
    Pastel is a pure pigment medium with a little binder. It is not chalk, which is a combination of limestone and dye. Pastel has been used for centuries by famous artists such as Degas, Cassat, Lautrec, Renoir, Gauguin, and Whistler. I use soft pastel, which with some that are iridescent give the sparkle to certain portions of the paintings. My work is primarily of local scenes. This is my 18th year in the country and painting landscapes of the National Parks, the town of Grand Lake, Colorado, and many of the hiking trails in the county. I take photos of the area and work in my gallery. Plein air is difficult because I tend to work larger and the paper I use is very delicate and not good in weather conditions. There are a variety of soft pastels that I use. Sennilier are all made in France, Art Spectrum are made in Australia, and Blue Earth are made in the USA. Each stick can run between about $8.00 and $20.00 per stick so this can be very costly. The paper is La Carte sanded paper from France. It feels like fine grit sand paper from the hardware store, but is actually crushed vegetables.
  • What is Enhanced Giclee?
    Enhanced Giclee is a piece of Marjorie's art scanned onto giclee, museum quality canvas. Marjorie then paints over the giclee canvas to create an enhanced, unique piece. If you are interested in having an order enhanced or requesting customized enhancements, please call for an explain the full process and to discuss personalization ideas. actually crushed vegetables.
  • How long will my art piece take to ship?
    Please allow 2 weeks for shipping for most pieces. For pieces that indicate "Pre-Order" at checkout, please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.
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