This month's newsletter sends us into the spring season and sends me off to Florida. Contact me if you'd like to be updated regularly about my Florida event schedule. I finally included a bunch of my friends to my newsletter contacts so I hope you enjoy this if it is your first newsletter from me. I try to get it out once a month.
The art tip on gicle’es may answer some questions you've always been wondering. The article on Hawaiian Monk Seals is personally important to me and I hope it is to you.
Kukui Falls is an enlightening new painting release and several people said they can see hidden images in it. Can You? Have fun and enjoy!
Keep on creating with Aloha,
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| FEATURE ARTICLES|
(Back to the top) - New art tip, New release, DVD ship date, From the Master's Heart CD,
| Florida Just Around the Corner - |
If you are in Florida or have someone there you know who would like to learn to paint really good and do it quickly, contact me so I can keep you informed of my presentation and workshop schedule. Last time our workshops sold out so this time I am extending my tour and adding painting parties for the artists who don't know they are artists yet! I'll be traveling to Sarasota, St. Petersburg, East Coast, Jupiter and more. For workshop registration information and a look at my last Florida trip journal, Click here. Email me if you'd like to be included in my Florida travel update group. View Florida events/classes
| ART TIP|
(Back to the top) - Great art tip
| Understanding Gicle’e - |
Two reasons for this are:
- As an artist or a gallery person you may often get asked “What is a gicle’e”?
- Gicle’es are the highest Quality reproductions attainable.
- Even to a trained eye they are often indistinguishable from original paintings.
1) They are sprayed onto canvas with millions of tiny airbrushed dots capturing the vibrancy and luminosity of the original and…
2) The artist often highlights details of the gicle’e with actual paint and brush, creating real texture and original paint, making each gicle’e unique.
The biggest noticeable difference? Price. A gicle’e may sell for a small fraction of the price of an original. This makes it a very affordable way to decorate your living area with excellent, long-lasting art.
“Waimanalo Beach” Gicle’e above a Hawaiian quilt bedspread
It starts with an original painting that is scanned digitally and color-adjusted to the satisfaction of the artist. Then it is literally sprayed onto a canvass via thousands of tiny airbrush nozzles, much like a computer ink jet printer but a very large and expensive one; specially designed for art reproduction.
This new process is a delight to artists who can finally have their art reproduced with much better clarity than was attainable from offset lithography that utilized mechanical printing presses.
High quality fade resistant inks are used and a durable U.V. varnish protects the gicle’e.
Patrick Ching’s gicle’es are then detailed and signed by the artist using permanent acrylic paints.
Keali`i Reichel and his “Ka ‘Io Kilakila” gicle’e by Patrick Ching
The word gicle’e (pronounced jee-clay) is a French word meaning “fine spray.” The Louvre Museum in France utilizes gicle’es when certain original paintings are too fragile for public display.
What is the difference between a limited edition and an open edition?
In limited editions only a certain number of gicle’es will be made of a painting in a specified size. A number followed by a slash then another number is an indication of a limited edition.
The number on the left of the slash indicates what number in the edition this art piece is. The number to the right of the slash indicates how many prints are in the edition.
If no number is present on a gicle’e it is an open edition or not limited. Most of Patrick Ching’s paintings are available in open editions at smaller sizes and limited editions in larger sizes.
A certificate of authenticity accompanies each gicle’e that is sold.
This certificate will state the particulars of the edition sizes and will be signed by the artist.
Patrick Ching will often camouflage the numbers in his limited edition gicle’e’s so that viewers will not readily know they are looking at a reproduction. Sometimes a client may not want the numbers on the front of the gicle’e at all. In this case the numbers may be placed on the side or back of the gicle’e or just on the certificate of authenticity.
This understanding of gicle’e will help you as an artist as well as an art collector.
| NEW IMAGE RELEASE! - Kukui Falls - Inspiration: Along the highway of Kauai’s north shore is a beautiful waterfall that cascades into a tiny pool. When the sun floods the area with light, a brilliant dance of color can be seen in its angelic rays. A large Kukui nut tree, shown in the upper right corner, once grew in front of the falls. Kukui means “light” or “enlighten” in Hawaiian because the nuts of this tree were used as candles and torches. Be careful not to slow down to look for the falls. Instead take this lasting picture home as a gift for yourself or someone you love. View larger image... matted prints, Giclée original available.|
Live and let live - Hawaiian Monk Seals By Patrick Ching - Monk seals are in a struggle for survival. Though they are becoming more common on the main Hawaiian Islands, their numbers are dwindling on the Northwest Hawaiian Islands where they historically thrived. Read the rest of this article...
| 20% Off All Hawaii Art Matted Prints - GREAT DEAL - LIMITED TIME! Purchasing a Patrick Ching matted print is a cost effective way to own excellent Hawaii Art. Prices range from $16.00 - $64.00 More...|
| LEARN HOW TO PAINT DVD IS A HIT - |
At long last the Painting Nature with Patrick Ching DVDs have arrived and are shipping. You've heard a lot about it. I feel it is the best gift you could get the artist in your life!
Featuring over six hours of instruction!
If I wanted to be the best painter I could, I would jump at this opportunity. The DVD will include my process of an entire painting and also a special Genesis painting workshop.
Only $100.00 Click here purchase DVD
| New: Art Instruction Video / DVD - Realistic Painting Package by Patrick Ching - Package includes: |
Learn why Patrick highly recommends using the Genesis Artist Oils
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| Patrick Ching Florida Art Tour 2011 - Florida art tour 2011 - Journal entry by Hawaii Nature Artist, Patrick Ching. Florida art, community, art classes, entertainment, food and much more. More...|
| 34 New Hawaiian Art Images Released By Patrick Ching|
Hawaiian Nature Artist, Patrick Ching, has published 34 beautiful images not previously seen. Available in matted print and Giclée on Canvas. Also posted are 4 new originals for sale! More...
| Make An Offer For A Patrick Ching Original - Now is a great time to consider owning a Patrick Ching original. An art collector made a good offer for one of my originals, Kahili Beach, and is now the happy owner of a Patrick Ching original. Click here to view Patrick Ching's available originals and consider making a offer.|
All reasonable offers submitted online are sent directly to and considered by Patrick Ching. Click here to view available originals
| ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS|
(Back to the top) - View Patrick's coming art classes and workshops... very popular
| MARCH SCHEDULE|
Patrick Ching will be teaching in Florida. Please Click here to make reservation at one of Patrick Ching florida events/classes or contact Patrick Ching at 808-271-5350 More...
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| NEW PHOTOS|
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| Mini Masterpieces done at the Hilo Mokupapapa Center |
Waimea Community Education Workshop Art
Mural done at a vacation rental with help from Evelin Kekesi and Gina Maran
| RECENT TESTIMONIALS|
(Back to the top) - See what people are saying about Patrick Chirg's art and art instruction DVD
| ART - Lucille Emerick & Kim Archer - Date - 2/22/2012|
Art/Gift: Lucille Emerick - I'm a volunteer at Kilauea Lighthouse...I purchase one of your prints as a gift for a friend of mine who visited Kauai last year and was blessed to have swum with a turtle! I thought you might like to see how she decided to frame it. I thought she did a nice job. Your work now graces her Connecticut home.
Kim Archer - Connecticut - It took me a good while to decide just how to frame my Honu because not only is it a stunning image deserving of a distinctive display, it will forever be a reminder of my experience while visiting Kauai. Click on image to see larger version... click here to purchase Honu Kisses View more art testimonials
| DVD - Tracey Ekker - Date - 2/27/2012|
I am just about to sit down once again and go through the DVD that Brett, my boyfriend, has given me for a present. I love it!!! We are having so much fun with it and it is tranporting us back to the Kauai days and all of the magic and fun of painting the Kileaua Lighthouse with you. Brett says hi! I wanted to compliment you on such a great job with the DVD's. I have my canvas and paints in front of the TV and you make it so easy to paint right along with the DVD. View more DVD testimonials
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