Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with fireworks on your walls? As we’ll see below, celebrating these next few months is easy to do with SYW decor. We’ll meet artist Bonnie White and also learn about the many giclée prints, like the one seen below that we offer at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
New for summer 2012 is our beautiful Big Bang Print, pictured here to the left. There’s nothing that says 4th of July better than a sky filled with fireworks. With the help of Uncle Sam’s Firework Company, the town’s people are ready to celebrate our nation’s independence with high spirits and flags in hand.
You will see elaborate patriotic decorations at the busy Ye Olde Glory Inn and horse drawn carriages, which all adds to the hustle and bustle of the evening. Be sure to click on either the link or picture itself to check out the breathtaking details with our new zoom feature. Let’s meet this print’s talented artist, Bonnie White.
About the Artist:
Bonnie painted as a child but it wasn’t until after her youngest son entered kindergarten that she picked up a paint brush again. She grew up on her family’s horse farm in Canaan, NY and assisted with the farm until she had a family of her own. She began to explore craft shows and folk art galleries, realizing she very much enjoyed this particular artform. Inspired by her childhood upbringing and interest in historic homes, the ideas of what to paint were endless. Bonnie developed a style of using vivid colors to create her famous village scenes. This style is one that her fans have grown to love and one that we all look forward to seeing what she will come up with next. Over the years she has received many artistic honors, including recognition in Early American Life’s directory of traditional crafts for the holidays, for the past 5 years; being featured as a traditional artisan in America.
About Giclée Prints:
By definition, the noun giclée is a French word meaning a spurt or spray of liquid. In the world of mass produced art, this technique allows for artists to create fairly accurate reproductions of their work without having to paint the entire production demand themselves. A giclée print is produced through a technology discovered in the later half of the 20th century. A print making technique that first takes a high resolution digital scan. Next, amazingly accurate, high quality inks are used to apply the image to canvas or photo based paper. Specially made inkjet printers are used. An additional advantage to artists and companies who use this format, is that they can generate prints in virtually any size and in any format. So while the framed print above and other beautiful prints here at SYW are not the true original painting, they are a close second; matching the artist’s color choices and utmost attention to detail. You may be surprised to learn that many museums and art galleries feature the very same giclée printing in the artwork they display, as a means for protecting the originals.