The giclée (zhee-clay) prints of Ruth Kochs original watercolor paintings were created in close collaboration with Trillium Press (now Electric Works), the oldest fine art workshop in the San Francisco Bay Area, and by Tony Molotore at Berkeley Giclée. Both use the most contemporary tools available, applying the same kind of hands-on craftsmanship and artistry that traditional printmakers have drawn on for generations. At each step in the process, the artist works closely with the printmaker on color balance, tone and intensity to recreate the luminosity, spirit and intent of the original painting.
A state-of-the-art digital technology, giclée printing is widely used for creating small limited editions of fine art prints. The resulting prints are lush and velvety, having the look and feel of original watercolors on paper. Both the inks and paper are archival, meaning that the paper is 100% acid-free cotton rag and the inks will retain their vibrant color under normal indoor lighting.
Giclée fine art prints have been shown in exhibitions and purchased for permanent collections in museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian in Washington DC. These prints stand on their own as fine works of art, available at a fraction of the price of an original.
Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Print sizes in Gallery include white border. When an edition has sold out, no more will be printed. Sales tax, where applicable, and a small shipping and handling charge are additional.