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Artist: Marci Rule

High Tide #3

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This wave seemed ominous! It was so dark and beautiful at the same time. I loved the energy I felt when capturing this photo. When I viewed this later, I knew this would be my 3rd painting in the ocean series. It inspired me so much, I could still feel the energy that morning when I took the photo as I sat in my Wisconsin studio painting it in early 2019. Great inspiration while listening to island music to get me through my last cold Wisconsin winter! Goodbye polar vortex and minus 40-60 degree winters!! The original oil painting is 10”x 20” on canvas and is currently in the exhibit “Out of The Box” at North Coast Calvary in the Old World Chapel in Carlsbad, CA.

Ocean Scenes . . . how it all started

I remember going to the beach at sunrise in December, 2018 while staying at the Carlsbad Inn with my daughter. I was still living in Wisconsin and flew out to find a place to live and a high school for my daughter. We walked to the ocean at sunrise to check it out and take photos. I was so inspired, I sat there for a few hours and took hundreds of photos. I didn’t want to leave! It was so peaceful. An entirely new experience for me. Little did I know this would become a new series of paintings for me. When I got back to Wisconsin and viewed the photos, I saw future paintings in so many. There was no doubt this would become a beautiful new series. Now, I just had to choose which ones to use as inspiration for my next painting. I’ve never painted so effortlessly in years! While I paint ocean scenes, I often listen to island music, Reggae or subtle waves, depending on my mood. I’m loving this now that I have moved to Carlsbad and live only a few miles from the beach and get new inspiration any time I want!

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