Wine Cellar: Creative Arts References

The Creative Arts Wine Cellar

What is a Giclee Print?

How are Giclee art prints made?

“In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer, and is much larger.” [from Denise Macgregor]

Gouache

“Gouache paint is similar to watercolor but modified to make it an opaque painting medium (non-transparent). A binding agent, usually gum arabic, is present, just as in watercolor. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities (from wikipedia.com).”

Gouache is a medium that I am beginning to experience with. My brief explorations have been fun and playful. I find gouache painting bright, thick, non transparent (opaque). It’s a fun medium you can find at local art stores as well as online.

Gouache is one of the main mediums Marc Chagall used in his biblical interpretations for Ambroise Vollard in 1931.

Kiln

A furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, esp. one for calcining lime or firing pottery. Make sure you know your kiln before firing. And know the appropriate codes and temperatures  to type in for your ceramic art. These are known as cones.

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