Giclée Print Shop
Giclée Printing Process    
A giclee is a digital ink jet print made to reproduce artwork and photography. The process employs a highly refined ink jet print head that has thousands of tiny nozzles that sprays very fine, overlapping layers of pigmented ink onto paper or canvas to create stunning prints with superior clarity and color. The term "giclee" is derived from the French noun "gicleur" meaning "jet, stream of liquid or gas forced out of an opening". More loosely translated, it means "to spray". The term was created by an early proponent of digital ink jet printing who wanted to elevate the awareness of the superior nature of this new printing process over traditional offset printing -- that a giclee was a print that was "sophisticated" or special. Pigmented inks are very stable. Some of the more current inks are rated to last up to two hundred years without fading according to testing lab Wilhelm Research. Even though dye inks have a larger color "gamut" or range, pigmented inks are overall superior for their stablility.

Fine Art Bright White Paper - 100% cotton rag, acid free, archival, 230 gsm.

The paper has an extremely bright white coating with a luxurious matte surface that will produce images with bright colors and rich blacks.

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The Risen Christ Consoling His Mother
 
Original: Ink, pencil, crayon, acrylic and gold leaf on eucalyptus bark.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
 
Communion

The Son of God is present during the celebration of the Eucharist.
He is remembered and He is here.

Some spiritual healers claim that their hands warm up when they perform a laying on of hands, so Christ’s hands are red. Also, the red in His hands and white of His garment are reflected in the red wine and white host. He speaks, and the Holy Spirit flies out of His mouth. This was influenced by a famous sculpture of a Buddhist priest, who’s chanting is depicted as a line of tiny monks marching out of his mouth. Christ’s body is like an hour glass. He is with us and within us, during all of our life, from generation to generation, and He is eternal, just as the hour glass can be turned over again and again. His eyes stare at us intently, like the figures do in Ethiopian icons. Other influences include the sculptures by Benny Bufano and the graphic works of Virginia Broderick.

Original: Acrylic, ink, and digital work.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
Mary and Joseph
Traveling in the moonlight.  The moon, a symbol of Mary = a model for the rest of us, reflecting the light of the Lord.  A full moon, like the Pascal Moon, present during Christ’s death.

The true light, the brightest source, is seen developing inside Our Lady’s belly, a 4-cell embryo, surrounded by the colors of the rainbow = all of creation.  The greatest potential sits within…

Original: Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper with minor digital work.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
The Visitation (Inner Cosmos)

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

- Luke1:39-45

 

 

Original: Acrylic, ink and gold leaf on cork.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
The Madonna (Inner Cosmos)

The Canticle of Mary

And Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is from age to age
to those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm,
dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones
but lifted up the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things;
the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant,
remembering his mercy,
according to his promise to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.

- Luke 1:46-56

Original: Acrylic and gold leaf on cork.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
The Visitation

This design was made into a tile mural for Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco, CA.

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

- Luke1:39-45

Original: Acrylic and charcoal.
 
Print: 11" x 14" $30.00
 
 
       
 
St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Here we see St. Bernadette, on all fours, digging in the dirt, at a grotto in Lourdes, France.
No halo, no shaft of divine light, not even a trickle of spring water.  This is a display of her Faith in Action.  

A friend saw this and commented that it should at least feature a twinkling of the divine, but I say, why give the viewer such an assurance? - As if to say "See?  I told you my beliefs were real.  I am not crazy to think this girl guided by Mary, for here is visual proof!"
No, we are like the observing townspeople, witnessing a driven young woman digging in the soil, like an animal, or a crazy person... or is she in fact following the Virgin Mary's instructions?


For our faith challenges us to "dig deep", and to believe what we cannot always see, even if others think we've lost our mind...

Original: Acrylic, ink and artist crayon on paper.
 
Print: 14" x 11" $30.00
 
 
     
 
Archdiocese of San Francisco
From Catholic Churches Big and Small, here is a selection of details from the art within churches in San Francisco. At the center is Saint Mary of the Assumption Cathedral.
Original: Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 

Ss. Peter and Paul Church

San Francisco

From the book October Recital. At this point, the narrator is overwhelmed in a moment of Grace. A red sky, like those occassionally found in traditional iconography when referencing the Resurrection and Pentecost. Other influences include bold Chinese folk embroideries.
Original: Acrylic on paper.
 
Print: 14" x 11" $30.00
 
 
       
 
Sermon on the Mount

From Catholic Churches Big and Small. The Sermon on the Mount window, found in St. Teresa of Avila Church, San Francisco.

Original: Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper. 2014
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man Ignatius Loyola was inflamed by the ideals of courtly love and knighthood and dreamed of doing great deeds.

But in 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and aroused desires to do great things. Ignatius realized that these feelings were clues to God’s direction for him.

 

 

Original: Acrylic on cork.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar

Luke 18:35-43

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.  And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.  They told him,“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”  And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”  And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight;your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Original: Acrylic on bark paper and minor digital work.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
Christ Seed
The dawn of Christianity - a new hope arises. All the world's potential emerges from the heart of God.
Original: Acrylic and ink.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 

The Four Evangelists

From the panels depicting the four Gospel Writers, in the altar rails at Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco, California.
Original: Gold leaf and acrylic on poplar.
 
Print: 14" x 11" $30.00
 
 
       
 
Christian Symbols

From Catholic Churches Big and Small, here is a selection of symbols found within churches in San Francisco.

 

Original: Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper. 2014
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
The Healer

Christ tends to a sick woman.

The blue blanket features galanthus "snowdrop" flowers (one of the first to bloom in the Spring), as well as yarrows and violets (medicinal plants).

Original: Acrylic.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
Peace

 

Original: Acrylic on paper. 2003
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 

Chapel of the Nativity

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

From the book A Parade in June. As the story is about hidden layers, I chose to include tracing paper in the process.
Original: Acrylic, ink and pencil on paper.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 

AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Featuring an altarpiece by Keith Haring.

From the book A Parade in June. As the story is about hidden layers, I chose to include tracing paper in the process.
Original: Acrylic, ink and pencil on paper.
 
Print: 10" x 8" $25.00
 
 
 
       
 
Christ Child

Christ engages us with his gaze.
He stands within the span of his life; within eternity, yet He appears to us as a child.
Let us find His pure and youthful spirit within us.

Influenced by devotional folk art from Mexico and Eastern Orthodox nesting dolls.

Acrylic and ink on bark paper and minor digital work.
 
Print: 8" x 10" $25.00
 
 
       
 
Holy Spirit Descending
An icon hanging in the Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco, California.

The Holy Spirit is depicted here as a fierce graphic enigma… a shape suggesting a dove or a treble clef, or some foreign symbol employed by the archangels?  An abstract force, beyond our comprehension, from the Heavens; from outer space. A comet?  A UFO?  A great white phantom from the Greater Unseen…
The dove is a bright white that pierces through the darkness.

The accompanying flames – lively and playful, like fireworks, or paper streamers falling on a parade. This is a Celebration!

And the color tiles below… is this confetti? The stained glass windows feature some of San Francisco’s buildings, so here we have a quiet nighttime Visitacion neighborhood scene.

Original: Oil and gold leaf on wood.
 
Print: 9" x 9" $25.00
 
 
       
 

Aquatic Park Cove

San Francisco

Within the S.F. National Maritime Historic Park, north of Ghirardelli Square and west of Fisherman's Wharf.
From A Parade in June, I employed the same tracing paper techniques described above. In order to create the rich blues, the best outcome resulted by inverting the image from the original illustration, which was a negative of what you now see (For example, the sky and water on the original are pale yellow!).
Original: Acrylic on paper. Digitally inverted, 2013
 
Print: 14" x 11" $30.00
 
 
       
       
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