Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my art piece take to ship?
Please allow 2 weeks for shipping.
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?
Originals are included in our online gallery, but because of their delicate nature, they can NOT be shipped. However, if you are interested in an original, give Marjorie a call at 970-531-8845. 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 becasue I tend to work larger and the paper I use is very delicate and not good in weather conditions.
There are a veriety 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 stice 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.