Artist: Marci Rule

Lily Pads

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This painting was inspired by a photo I took while canoeing in Northern Wisconsin. It was a calm summer day and the water was placid.  I bent over the side of the canoe and used my inexpensive camera to capture this gorgeous view of lily pads. I never intended to get photo references for a painting that day, but when I saw the photo, I could see a unique painting coming to life...all the gorgeous colors and reflections were so inspiring! The original was painted in oils on a 24”x 36” canvas and is in a private collection. I am so happy I can keep this memory and be able to offer this on fine art paper, canvas and metal.  The metal prints make this scene glow!

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