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Artist: Marci Rule

Venice Canal, Italy

Image Size
All 16" x 20" giclee prints are a Limited Edition of 250 and Artsit Proofs of 10.  I have always been inspired by Italy’s art, architecture and breathtaking countryside. I have felt a calling to paint scenes from Italy and now that my children are grown, I can pursue that dream and travel to this great country!  This painting was inspired by a photograph of a canal in Venice. I loved the rich colors of the buildings and the reflections leading through the canal and knew I had to paint this scene! This relatively small oil painting, 16”x 20” on panel board, took twice as long as normal for something this size.  It is one of my favorites since I was able to get the rich colors by glazing many layers of color on top of each other. The original is incredible and I am so thrilled with my San Diego printer who can capture all the nuances of color on fine art paper, canvas and metal. The metal print seems to glow, much like the original!  The original has been in 4 exhibits in Italy since November, 2018, starting with Connessione Oltre Confini in Rome and wasin its fifth exhibit Emana Arte at the museum Spazio Espositivo Sopra Le Logge in Pisa, Italy. 

About Fine Art Paper

The Fine Art Paper used for reproductions is 310 GSM Bright White Velvet Fine Art Paper. This water-resistant velvet fine art paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. Elegance Velvet is a proprietary mouldmade fine art paper that is strong and dimensionally stable.  It has a high white point, remarkable ink load capacity, and best-in-class image quality that far exceeds the limitations of virtually every paper of its kind. Elegance Velvet is ideally suited for luxurious fine art.

About Canvas

I use 1 ½” stretcher bars with the image wrapped around the sides so you can hang without a frame. If you would like to frame your canvas art, please let me know in the contact information and I will stretch on ¾” bars. Same price. All canvas art is ready to hang.

The Canvas we use is a 22 MIL, 400 GSM Poly-Cotton solvent canvas and is archival certified, OBA-Free. Urth (Can you add a trademark symbol after this? Couldn’t find it.) is the world’s first solvent canvas with archival certification. It is specifically designed for the high-end fine art market and utilizes “Chromata White” optical brightener additive-free and Fluorescent Whitening agent-free breakthrough technology. “Chromata White” gives the most stable platform on which to print fine art works without the metamerism issues or color shifts issues inherent on other canvases. Optical Brighteners compromise the attainment of true color, they complicate profiling accuracy, and they inevitably deteriorate and yellow over time. Ever noticed how a print can look identical under one light source, yet show remarkable differences in color when viewed under a different light source? This problem is “metamerism’. When OBA’s are used in inkjet media, the metamerism exacerbates exponentially. Because this product is manufactured OBA-free, you are assured that your print will look consistent under different lighting conditions.

Back view of a canvas piece

About Metal

All metal prints have a wood frame with outer metal concealing the frame and are ready to hang.

Dye-Sublimation onto Aluminum represents a new standard of excellence. The Epson Stylus Pro 9890 series incorporates the latest achievements in photographic inkjet technology and uses eight-color Dye sublimation archival inks. As an artist and seeing my art reproduced using this method has been so exciting!  The colors, brilliance and glowing effect has opened a whole new world of possibilities for my art! 

Side view of a metal piece

Back view of a metal piece