about the prints

digital print: Loose Ends
Loose Ends pigment ink on archival sugar cane paper 17 x 22 in. © W. Skog
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Artwork will brighten up a wall, a room...your life! That's the magic of art. It will invite you to enter a relationship with the specific arrangement of color, line, composition, etc. resulting in a personal bond that never ceases to please. Prints are a great way to start an art collection or conveniently add to an existing one.

Prints offer the advantage of significant economy without compromising artistic intent. And if they are originals such as these, they are not just reproductions of a piece of artwork, but utterly authentic.

The print Loose Ends , of a limited edition series of 10, is richly textured on hand-molded sugar cane paper further enhanced by layering on a visually textured background. Also, note the beautiful deckle edge. Framed size would be 22 x 28 in.

original limited edition prints

artist's official seal

The original art prints on this site are uniquely made, individual artist prints in editions limited to 10 fine art paper prints or 6 metal prints per image. Artist prints date back to the eighteenth century beginning with the English mezzotinters who made proofs for collectors. Proofs were orignally created to explore an image before running a series. Similarly I utilize various approaches to an image which provide insight into the incremental progress of a work, something not usually available with the chronologically linear creation of drawings, paintings, or sculpture. The content is subject to an abundance of exploratory revisions and refinements until the final choice is selected and printed. Artist proofs differ from the standard edition print in that they belong to the artist, no two being identical. Rembrandt who had his own etching press was renown for making proofs that recorded his work in various states before creating a standard edition print.

certificate of authenticity

Each print in my limited edition series is embossed with the artist seal and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, Wendy Skog, and indicating that it is a unique original in a limited series artwork and not a copy or reproduction of an artwork. Each print has been created from start to finish as a singular piece and the certificate that accompanies a purchased print confirms and garantees originality. See more contemporary artwork by the artist.

finest quality materials

Prints made with archival dye and pigment inks on archival paper have a known lifespan of at least 100 years in normal conditions. Pigment inks contain the same pigments as artist's professional grade oil or acrylic paints. The superior recent production of ink dyes along with pigment inks grant the print a lifetime of vibrance. Archival papers made by companies that have made artists' fine art papers for over 500 years, such as Arches watercolor paper, are used exclusively in this portfolio. Hand made quality papers made from natural fibers like cotton, sugarcane, and bamboo are acid free and are as durable as canvas especially if preserved under glass.

the artist

The prints are created exclusively by Canadian artist, Wendy Skog. Skog studied art at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta and was Influenced by the New York school of formalist painters. She is a contemporary, established Canadian artist, known for printmaking and abstract painting. Ever the creative explorer, she has produced artwork in various mediums including drawing, oil and acrylic painting, collage, and photography. Her challenge in digital painting was to create work aesthetically comparable to her acrylic on canvas paintings, a practice that has taken years to develop proficiency. In any medium, Skog's process is a flowing record of intuitive interaction with the medium toward a unifying pictorial conclusion.

the process

Incorporating techniques from photo, collage, traditional print-making, digital manipulation, drawing and painting, the images are developed incrementally. Interesting variations of the image are produced and printed on the particular archival substrate that most enhances the emotional and visual qualities of the image. Using an advanced electro-magnetic technology various paintbrushes and color palettes can be selected to create a digital image on a planograpic electronic pad. As in all art-making, the same inspired decisions need to be made. Only collectible proofs that maintain aesthetic quality and retain the hands on sensitivity and quality of traditonal painting and fine art print-making are developed. Images are extensively manipulated, collaged and layered digitally to generate each small series. Traditional print-making processes incorporate many deadly chemicals such as acetone, asphaltum, lacquer thinners, naptha, isopropyl alcohol, etc. and are hazardous to the environment as well as the artist. Digital printmaking is by far less toxic and in today's world of high resolution printing, a popular tool for expression especially with the availability of fine art printing papers and media.

ready to hang option

If desired, the print can include mats and frames. Out of the box, the prints will then have everything needed to find a space on the wall. The frames are brushed aluminum, about an inch deep. The mats are acid free and archival. Works on paper are framed under glass. Prints on metal do not require glass and are finished with a hand polished wax and varnish protective coat as used to protect artwork since the Renaissance. Contact the artist to discuss preferences and extra cost estimates.

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