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How long does it take to do a painting? And... what is the difference between Studio paintings and Worship Sketches?
Studio paintings take a longer time, usually about a month to two months. They are a result of spiritual reflection over a long period of time. They also involve a lot of research into the image components, the actions and people. More thought is given to the overall composition and the hidden or imbeded concepts that I try to include. There is, of course, much more detail work involved too.
Worship sketches are done in a single sitting and as part of a worship event. Worship times in our circles are lively with lots of music and can include dance, banners and painting. So, these images are often done without much advance preparation. They are subject to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the moment. They depend on the music and prayerfulness and seem to reflect much of this in the movement and color of the subject matter.
What is the difference between Gicleť Reproductions and Standard Reproductions?
Gicleť high resolution reproduction on watercolor paper. It is the highest quality reproduction made today with archival inks that are rated for up to 100 years. In addition to the ink quality the whole print is also given a UV coating which protects against fading. However, you should never display these images in a place where sunlight might be on them regularly. This would be the same for any piece of fine art. This reproduction should also be framed under glass with matt and treated like a watercolor. This image will provide the best durablility for color fastness.
Poster reproduction on gloss finish paper. It is a high quality photographic enlargement with good detail and vibrant color. It should be framed under glass with mat and treated like a watercolor keeping it out of direct sunlight. It will not quite have the same color saturation as the Gicleť has, but provides a good alternative for a lower price. It also doesn't have the archival inks that resist fading like the Gicleť has.
Offset reproduction. This process is an older 4-color technology. The process involves 4 photographically produced plates and was limited to the quality of the original photography with some ability to color correct at printing time. These offset prints are the best color reproduction I have seen in this technology. They are printed on a more durable and heavier paper than the Standard Reproduction. It should be framed under glass with mat and treated like a watercolor keeping it out of direct sunlight.