Twillas Gallery


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a giclee (jee-clay)?]
A: [The French word "giclee" means to spray or squirt. The giclee produces uses incredibly accurate computer controlled jets to apply ink to watercolor paper, canvas or etching paper. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream to as small as 1/100th the width of human hair. It is this capability that gives the giclee its beauty. Giclees have a higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraphy

Q: How does it work?]
A: The giclee process begins with the input stage. A scan of the original painting or transparency will create a digital file. The scanning process is critical and requires the most technically advanced equipment. After the scan is complete the resulting file will be entered into the computer, where the file must be color balanced and adjusted to match the original artwork.

Giclees should be afforded the same level of care as an original piece of art. They are valuable works, beautiful reproductions but costly to produce, therefore should be handled with care. On most of her giclees, Twilla enhances the work with additional highlights and intense color, making each piece truly unique.

Twilla's giclees are limited to her rectangular works