Fine art Giclée print created from original painting by Dorset artist Richard Watkin. Available in A4, A3 and A2 sizes. All prints are signed by Richard. FREE POSTAGE
What's the story? - We visited Durlston Country Park, Swanage on a cold March day just after the birth of our first grandchild. Having taken lots of shots Richard decided the view of the Great Globe with the top of the Castle in the background made the best composition. Constructed in Greenwich in 1887 and made from Portland stone, it's surface shows the continents, oceans and certain more specific areas of the world. Around the Globe is a set of stone plaques carved with quotations from English and Roman poets and the Bible, as well as facts about the natural world. We remember the days when you could walk right up to the globe which is now protected by a fence.
Free Postage - We say to allow up to 7 working days for delivery but it is usually quicker. Smaller prints are sent in recycled board backed envelopes, A2 prints will be sent rolled in a cardboard tube.
What is Giclée Printing? - The word Giclée is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray” and is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve print of superior archival quality and a print life of more than 85 years. We use a 12 colour inkjet printer and print on 315gsm 100% acid free cotton paper. The smaller prints are wrapped in cello bags that can be put in your recycling bin and the A2 prints are wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Please note we are making a gradual change to fully compostable and biodegradable bags.
We have taken into consideration that you may not want to go to the expense of having your prints professionally framed (although they do look great when they are!) so have kept to standard sizes, these all include an approximate 5mm white border -
A4 Prints - (paper size) 21cm x 29.7cm will fit 'off the shelf' A4 frames
A3 Prints - (paper size) 29.7cm x 42cm will fit 'off the shelf' A3 frames, but check frame measurement first
A2 Prints - (paper size) 42cm x 59.4cm will fit 'off the shelf' A2 frames
A6 Postcards - (card size) 148mm x 105mm will fit off the shelf frames if required
Greetings Cards - 5" x 7" (127mm x 177mm)