This painting is a beautiful image of Elliott Bay in Seattle. On this perfect day you can see the city skyline from the Space Needle all the way down to the stadiums near Pioneer Square. A pod of Orca whales and a Washington State ferry are in the foreground, while Mount Rainier stands proudly in the background. It's true that this type of day is rare in Seattle, which adds to the uniqueness of this creation.
Prints are on Archival Watercolor Paper with Archival Inks. Prices are for unframed images.
- Limited Edition Prints (on paper):
11" x 17" Edition of 950.
11" x 17" Artist Proof Edition of 95.
17" x 22" Edition of 500.
17" x 22" Artist Proof Edition of 50.
Artist's proof prints are a special subset of the regular limited edition. Traditionally, artist's proofs number 10% of the total edition, so if there is a limited edition of 500 prints, there will be only 50 artist's proofs. Artist's proofs are generally considered more collectable in the world of art, and their value is proportionally higher than the regular numbered limited edition prints.
Artist's proofs began back when limited editions were all hand-pulled from a press with the artist present to OK the art, confirming the quality of the image. The artist's proofs, being the first prints pulled off a fresh "stone" (the plate which was drawn or etched by the artist to create the prints), were the sharpest and most colorful of the lot.
Today, in the world of modern printing, all the prints in an edition are virtually identical. Artist's proof prints maintain their collectability and value because they are a small subset of the limited edition, and directly involve the artist. Artist's proofs are signed "A/P" or "Artist's Proof" which may or may not be numbered with the serial number of that portion of the limited edition.