This 8x10” archival print is made from my original 15x22” watercolor, painted on location outside the Igreja de Santa Engrácia in Lisbon, Portugal.
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:
It was outrageously hot the day I did this painting. I almost gave up a few times.
I could feel the back of my neck burning away. If I flipped my cap around, the glare from the white marble plaza was too bright to stare at for long. I drank through all the clean water I had on hand. At one point I tried leaning a spare drawing board against my leg so my calves were in some shade. I tried to move to a spot in the shadow of a parked van, but it just wasn’t the best possible view. I really needed that one small tree in that exact spot. It’s just the right thing bring some color to the scene.
There’s a unique quality to the light in Lisbon. The intense sun bounces off the red tiled roofs and makes beautiful colored shadows on the white marble buildings. I really couldn’t pass it up, even if I was going to burn for it.
Of all the sketches from this trip to Lisbon, this one is my absolute favorite.
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 Lisbon - Marc Taro Holmes - Santa Engrácia - 8x10"
- Handmade item
- Materials: Watercolor paper, Cotton Rag Paper, Light Fast Ink, Watercolor, Pencil, Paint, Palette, Easel, Sketchbook, Brushes, Gouache
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