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DOLPHIN CLUB 1896

© copyright 2009-2014, Kent Myers

16" x 20" (20" x 24" paper) FINE ART GICLEE $100

BEHIND THE ART

This image was drawn from a photo given to me by Walt Schneebeli (Dolphin Club historian and beloved Old Goat). It's a clear image and amazing to see the clubhouse 120 years ago! The building was at the other end of the cove, a block away near where I park my car, but it is the same building and familiar hillside we see now.

There weren't any people in the photo so I populated the scene with some members supposedly on a summer weekend with the nice weather bringing out friends & family, lovers, kegs & oars. It would have been tough without a sauna and hot shower so I threw in a trash can fire that the swimmers could use to warm up, next to what appeared to be clotheslines for drying their gear. Aside from the sauna I suppose club life then was pretty much the same as today, with beachgoers gathering to swim, row, eat and drink.

The image is a pen & ink sketchbook drawing from 2009. I colored and experimented with large format prints and mounted plaques for a few years and several one-of-a-kind pieces made their way into collections. These Fine Art Giclees are all new for 2014.

ABOUT THE PRINT

For a limited time I'm offering this outstanding museum-quality fine art giclee print for sale. Archival to 200 years. Super heavy 100% cotton paper and archival inks. The image is 16 x 20 inches on paper measuring about 20 x 24 inches. Amazing detail and colors. Price includes shipping within the US. Contact me.

Giclee is a French word (Jee-Clay) meaning fine art ink jet print. These are printed on heavy cotton fine art archival paper, the same paper used for lithographs. The inks are also archival and in a way, giclees are like a modern lithograph. The printers are similar to a consumer ink jet printer, although much higher quality. The machine used for these prints is a 12 color thermal pigment printer, giving the prints a much broader color range than traditional offset (CMYK) printing. Giclees are often used for museum prints and photographs as the quality is near traditional chemical photo processing.

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