The first round of prints are in-hand, comrades; they’re small, as you’ll see below. The edition size will be 100, so it will be a small edition. I’m hoping to use this edition to test the waters, get a feel for the e-commerce backend, figure out how/if this is going to work, etc. In fact, this picture was painted before this project began, so I won’t go into the details of why I painted it except to say that it’s kind of a conceptual prequel to the paintings that will follow, which will have more words to accompany them.
The materials are top-notch: Epson k3 archival inks and 19 mil (heavy stock) Hahnemühle 100% cotton archival paper. Printing was done on an Epson 11880, which is ironically capable of producing the same image at 120″x 60″ (if you have a scratch-n-sniff monitor, scratch those numbers to see what irony smells like):
The original painting is 48″ x 18″; the print image is 8″ x 4″ on 10″ x 6″ paper. The print is cropped a little on the left and right ends, which explains the different aspect ratio from the original. The smaller the image got, the less it seemed to need the negative space, or “breathing room,” as some of the kids like to call it.
The print will be available for purchase for $23 (including shipping). For each print that sells, one copy of Mere Christianity will be purchased and given away (more on this later).