Our Gallery Edition Canvases allow you to experience all the amazing detail and vibrant color of one of Michael's paintings, at twice the size of our other reproductions.
One of the things that is unique about Michael's work is that he paints at 100% size — our Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs with Custom Remarque are exactly the same size as his original paintings. The details, some of them incredibly small, are all painted by Michael at the size you see them.
Watercolor is a translucent paint that allows Michael to create amazing reflections, subtle gradations and incredibly fine detail, but it's a time consuming and challenging medium to work with. As highly detailed as his style is, combined with the fact that there are no "do-overs" when using watercolor, most paintings take 3-4 months to complete. Michael loves big art, but you can imagine how long it might take to do a larger painting.
Michael's unequaled style allows for crisp, vibrant enlarged reproductions of his originals.
We produce a very limited number (only 50) large canvases of Michael's paintings — the incredible details, high impact colors, hidden gems and stunning reflections, just BIGGER! The fact that these enlargements hold the integrity of his original paintings is a testimony to the quality of Michael's craft.
Giclée ("zhee-clay") is a method of printing that can create fine art reproductions that have all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
We use only the "True Giclée" method — special light-fast archival pigment inks on heavy gauge acid free archival canvas. To further enhance the longevity of the reproduction, each Gallery Edition Canvas is coated with a special water-resistant protectant that has a UV component.
After coating, every Canvas is individually proofed, hand-signed and hand-numbered by Michael. Each is accompanied by a Certificate package, which includes two Certificates of Authenticity — Authentic Giclée and Authentic Michael Irvine Reproduction — and a sheet with a short bio on Michael and the story behind the original painting.
When hung out of direct sunlight (which all art, originals included, should be), our Canvases are guaranteed to have a light-fastness of 100-200 years.
If hung in a high traffic or high dust area, you can wipe down your Canvas with a damp cloth and mild soap and water.
In the U.S.A. and Canada, Canvases are shipped stretched onto a hardwood frame (gallery wrapped), wired and ready to hang. Because of the durable water resistant matte coating, glass is not needed — giving the final, stretched Gallery Edition Canvas the look of an original painting.
Also available — [Customized Gallery Edition Canvases]