This 8x10” archival print is made from my original 9x12” watercolor, painted on location in Alamo Square, San Francisco, California.
All of my prints are individually made using light-fast inks on acid free 260 gsm watercolor paper. As with any archival art material, if it’s hung out of direct sunlight it will last for many decades. I do all my own scanning and digital color grading to ensure that the print is as close as possible to my original art.
The print will be sent to you unmatted and unframed, in a protective sleeve with an acid free backing board ensuring it reaches you in the best condition.
ABOUT THE PAINTING:
This sketch of San Francisco’s landmark Palace of Fine Arts was painted at the July 2009 World Wide Sketchcrawl. I did a few others that day but this is the best view of the sculpted dome. You can see the others if you copy this link to a new window:
I have mixed feelings about this monument to industry. It’s certainly a grand experience walking under its 135 foot dome. But it does have an artificial atmosphere – like walking through a huge stage set.
You have to be impressed with the sheer chutzpa of its’ life cycle. It has to be one of the largest roadside attractions ever conceived. Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo, it was part of an artfully imagined classical city occupying 600 acres of the Marina district for one year. I hear that it was the inspiration for Queen Amidala’s city in the Star Wars films. Not surprising, as you have a good view of the dome from the Industrial Light and Magic offices.
Apparently, architect Bernard Maybeck planned from the beginning that the Palace be allowed to fall into disrepair, creating a classical ruin which added grandeur to a great American city sadly lacking the history of its European peers. Subsequent generations of Californians have had to raise funds to repeatedly restore Maybeck’s folly. Final earthquake proofing was only just completed in early 2009.
NOTE ABOUT COPYRIGHT:
When you purchase a print or original work of art, it is of course yours to enjoy, or to re-gift, or even sell second-hand, just as you would with any of your stuff. However you are not purchasing the rights to make copies or reproductions (called the copyright). Artwork is protected by international agreements, and may not be reproduced or used in other products without prior written agreement between us. If you’d like to make some products together, please feel free to get in touch. And thanks for respecting artists’ copyright. My paintings are my only livelihood.
Art Print on Watercolor Paper - From my own Original Watercolor Painted in San Francisco - Marc Taro Holmes - Palace of Fine Arts - 8x10"
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- Materials: Watercolor paper, Cotton Rag Paper, Light Fast Ink, Watercolor, Pencil, Paint, Palette, Easel, Sketchbook, Brushes, Gouache
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