What is a Fine Art Print?
A Fine Art Print is an exhibition quality original print, made by printing archival pigment-based inks onto archival watercolour paper.
What is a Limited Edition Print?
The print is made from a digital file, which is colour matched to my original piece of art. Each Print is made to your order in one of 3 sizes I offer on line. (unless you require a specific size?)
What is the maximum number in the edition?
My Fine Art Scribbleography Editions are 35. There is a total maximum of 35 prints. The total includes the prints I made on cibachrome paper and the new prints on Hahnemuhle paper.
How long will a print last?
Fine Art Prints can last from 60 – 200 years under continuous lighting conditions, depending on the substrate and ink set used. For my Fine Art Print process, I have made every effort to use the most archival materials possible, while maintaining the highest standard in image quality.
How did Lorraine discover permanence and archival materials?
In college, in the late 70’s, I studied technical courses in chemistry, optics and sensitive materials. Science revealed that photographic dyes, chemicals and papers are vulnerable to fading. I discovered a champion in the area of ‘colour permanence and conservation’, Henrey Wilhelm. He is my hero on; the stability and preservation of traditional and digital color photographs. For some of the most comprehensive data on print longevity, visit www.wilhelm-research.com
Why is Lorraine committed to color permanence?
I believe art is an investment. I believe that an investment should maintain, if not appreciate in value rather than just fade away.
Where could colour permanence be found?
Working as an artist and coupled with a strong concern about the longevity of photographic papers, inks, and mounting materials, I focused on print materials that were stable. I became a professional custom cibachrome technician, (renamed Ilfochrome), while pursuing my personal art.
Why Hahnemuhle paper?
As a master printer of the cibachrome material, I became increasingly concerned about the chemicals used in this process. Since 1585 Hahnemühle was not only making beautiful paper from clear spring water and top quality fibre, but it is also made chlorine free.
Is Hahnemuhle environmental?
Yes, Hahnemühle purchases cultured wooden products only from suppliers who adopt and prove a replanting policy.
Is Scribbleography art stable?
Yes, I have printed every piece of my art on cibachrome until I discovered Hahnemühle papers. *Now with Hahnemühle my art work will continue to remain archival and be environmentally friendly too!
What are Giclee prints?
Giclees (zhee-CLAY) use inkjet technology, but they are far more sophisticated than a desktop printer. The process employs six colors–light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black (sometimes TWO blacks)–of lightfast (fade resistant), pigmented inks and finer, more numerous, replaceable print heads resulting in a wider color gamut. The ink is sprayed onto the page, actually mixing the color on the page to create truer shades and hues.
Why Giclee printing?
A giclee (zhee-CLAY), is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high tech reproduction done on a special large format printer in order to produce my ‘final’ finished piece of art. It is the ‘final’ in my scribbleography process of art.
Giclees are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality.
What is scribbleography?
It is a word I made up in order to describe my photographs that have been scribbled and scratched by hand.
Accidently, I fell head over heels in love with photography in high school while in my drawing and painting course. I was and still remain crap at painting but I’m not so bad at drawing so I decided to combine drawing and photography.
Why not call it draw-ography?
I wanted to be lite-hearted, not be serious about my art. Scribbling reminds me to play and keep it fun.
How do I create scribbleography?
Scribbleography is a 2 part analogue process of traditional photography blended with scribbling by hand.
There is absolutely no digital capture, no digital manipulation and no photoshop on any of my images. How many photographers can say that these days!
How do I get that unique quality, the depth in the image?
Photography is the major component of scribbleography. My photo skills have been developed and refined over 3+ decades of shooting on assignment professionally with E6 film. E6 commanded my full concentration as it is totally unforgiving. E6 was the industry standard for decades. E6 left no room for minor mistakes in exposure or lighting and because photography is my sole income, I had to get good it or get out.
Add 6 years of education in photography plus two additional years of art education in drawing, painting and sculpture. Combined they = scribbleography.
Why the scribbleography process?
Photography, with the camera as the main tool work together very-very-very fast. Unlike painting or drawing, the camera defines the perspective, composition, colour, tone etc. all in a split second. With scribbleography I force the camera and the image into a slower more deliberate process.
How Lorraine stumbled?
I was able to stumble through college with my undiagnosed ‘screwed up eye’ issues. I had to work hard at my comprehension while I endure my undiagnosed disability, so I worked harder than most, I attended college from 7am to 11pm every single day, 7 days a week. Working hard was my friend while my eyes were not.
What drove the communication?
Art became my refuge, as I ached to communicate ‘normally’. Nature was my sanctuary. Photography answered some of those aches and pains.
What happened with Lorraine's eye issues?
At about 30, a few years into my photo career, my stock agent took me aside to show me that my recent delivery of images was out of focus. I panicked hearing this. I’d been climbing a mountain of issues with my daily headaches but now my images were out of focus too! Holy Crap! I was referred to many doctors and eventually I landed at the feet of an ophthalmologist. I took optometric vision therapy for months/years. For the most part I have been healed by this therapy.
I was in awe with seeing the world and humbled by my ordeal. I realized I could not take seeing for granted and I wanted to celebrate and share all the beauty I saw. I live to see and share my images.
What is Lorraine trying to say in an image?
When finally I raise my camera, I’ve asked the only question I know to ask: ‘what am I trying to say?’. Only after I have answered this question with a single concise answer do I expose my film. Each location has an answer to this question and it is up to me to discover that answer. I find it to be a very demanding question.
What is the image trying to say?
As the image develops I again ask a question, ‘what is the image trying to say?’ This is my task to resolve, to discover what the image requires that I get to reveal by adding details with my drawing, (scribbling.)
OFF LEASH FOREVER This image was created in a provincial park, camping at lake Superior. I was camping alone with my big dog Kyte, a 12 year old Irish Wolfhound. Kyte suffered an attack of torsion, (GDV), he went into shock and died in my arms. I was utterly devastated. I wandered through the next few days empty and aimless. I just stumbled around, when I discovered a path in those woods. I was struck by how this path seemed ‘hopeful’. Moved, I forced myself to find the answer to the question… to this end I photographed this path in the pouring rain as an ode to my sweet companion Kyte. In answering ‘what the image was trying to say’, I discovered; in memory to Kyte…so I scribbled in the spirit of his being hovering/travelling along this path. I named this piece in his honor, for his new found freedom, ‘Off leash forever’ .