I am an expressionist painter, inspired by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Monet. I am painting my vision of the world in archetypal imagery that reflects a deep relationship I have with a Conscious Cosmos. I feel creativity is the same power as healing. Taken together as a body, my paintings express a mythos – a meaning for our zeitgeist to form a qualitative leap in consciousness, a world view.
Michelle Christides, Artist in Oils
Sarasota, FL

Limited Edition, Collector-Quality Giclées from Original Oil Paintings
by Michelle Christides

Jungian Creativity and Healing/Arts-in-Healthcare Workshops

To order, please use the Paypal button on the expanded image page of the painting you choose on the gallery page. You may send a check if you prefer by mail with your selection and allow three weeks for delivery. Email me your selection if you wish to pay by Paypal because the payment amounts do not tell me which painting you've chosen -- only the size. For more descriptions of these paintings, please click on the small image in the gallery:

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    To learn more about archival printing methods of giclées, you may visit my printer, who serves artists throughout the country: Miguel's Digital Art, where you may also see my portfolio page among Sarasota artists.

    What is a Giclée?

    In Memoriam Vincento This is a giclée that is the same size as the original painting, 24" X 36" or 60 cms. X 90 cms. The archival inks and computerized accuracy of the colors make it almost indistinguishable from the original. It may be ordered in any size indicated on the price list, below.

    Secret of the Golden Flower This is a giclée printed on watercolor paper with a deckled border and broad margins of paper; the print itself is 20" X 26" or 50 X 65 cms, which is half the size of the original painting, 28" X 36" or 70 cms. X 90 cms. The archival inks and computerized accuracy of the colors make it almost indistinguishable from the original. It may be ordered in any size indicated on the price list, below.

    Glory of Sight. This is a giclée printed on canvass in the same size as the original painting, 24" X 36" or 60 cms. X 90 cms.

    Giclée printing on canvass is a digital advance on a basic technique first used by the Impressionists to spray (French gicler) successive layers of color to print screens from their drawings. The Tampa Museum of Art presented an exhibit of giclées by Toulouse-Lautrec in 2003. The modern prints are of such quality that they are accepted by some museums and can almost be mistaken for the original paintings.

    Because giclée printing on canvass is an expensive technique that can only be done in limited editions, collectors of giclées can expect these prints to increase in value according to the artist's body of work. Prices are based on the size of the print (which can be actual size of the painting or smaller) and the current value of the original.

    As for any original work of art, a Provenance record accompanies each limited edition print, which authenticates its origin with the artist, whose signature appears on the numbered print, and traces its succession of ownership.

    Giclée Price List

    Size of Print: Most of my paintings are 24" X 36" (60 X 90 cms) or 28" X 36" (70 X 90 cms). The important thing to remember when you choose a size, is that the ratio of width to height in vertically oriented paintings (or of height to width in horizontal orientation) is either 2 to 3 for 24 X 36, or approximately 4 to 5 in 28 X 36 paintings.

    So to order a giclée size smaller than the original, you will receive, for example, a 12 X 18" giclée print for an original oil painting that is 24 X 36" and a 14 X 18" giclée for an original painting of 28" X 36". These are standard "portrait and landscape" ratios for paintings, and those of my paintings that are other sizes still maintain these ratios.

     

    Use the Paypal button on the expanded image page of your selection -- to email me, click on my logo:

    Michelle Christides

    If you wish, you may send your check to my postal address. Please order by sending the information in this order form with your check.

    Thank you for your order! Please don't phone your order -- I want to paint! I will acknowledge your order by email within two days and email you when I actually mail it; you will receive it within three weeks depending on the schedule of my professional printer.

    5214 Winchester Drive

    Sarasota, FL 34234