Paul’s great interest in the Inland Waterways and narrow boating stems from the time that he lived on his narrow boat ‘Fool’s Paradise’ and travelled the canals and rivers of Britain. During that period, although he painted some waterways related scenes he never featured any boats in his paintings. It wasn’t until the year 2014 that he endeavoured to tackle the subject as his interest has never waned.
This canvas features two historic narrow boats ‘Clematis’ the motor and ‘Gifford’ the un-powered butty. Paul felt this needed to be a large picture in order to demonstrate the robustness of the structure of the hulls and to capture the interesting shapes, perspectives and atmosphere of the setting. After its’ completion Paul learnt that the dog ‘Jake’ had been a well-known character on ‘the cut’. He added the duck as it seemed that something had caught Jake’s eye and created some tension between the two creatures which was something he witnessed a lot.
Giclée and Limited Edition Information
Giclée Paper small – Limited edition of 50 plus artist proofs
Giclée Paper large – Limited edition of 50 plus artist proofs
Giclée Box Canvas – Limited edition of 50 plus artist proofs
All limited edition prints are checked, numbered and hand signed by Paul James and include a Certificate of Authenticity.
Giclée is a French word meaning ‘a spray of liquid”. This inkjet printing method uses high quality UV long lasting pigment inks on archival grade paper or canvas.
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you cellophane wrapped, and presented with an off white mount board ready for you to just add a frame of your choosing at your local framer.
The overall size of this Mounted Giclée paper print is: Small – 56cm high x 63cm wide Large – 71cm high x 80cm wide
Giclée Paper – Framed With Our Optional Black Gloss Or Matt Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you mounted and framed, ready to hang.
Our choice of off-white mount and striking black high gloss or classic matt frames suit Paul’s artwork magnificently. When you select the framed option in the drop down list, the main image will change to show you how this finished framed artwork will look.
The print is protected behind glass within the frame and your framed piece will arrive to you in sturdy cardboard packaging.
The overall size when framed is:
Small – 72cm high x 79cm wide Large – 87cm high x 96cm wide
Giclée Box Canvas – Ready to Hang
When you select this option, your Giclée canvas print will arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure. The box structure means this option is ready to hang and you do not need an additional frame.
The overall size is 81cm high x 102cm wide and 4.5cm deep.
Our box canvases are gallery wrapped, which means that the sides of the box canvas are black in colour, giving the image a “framed” appearance when viewed from the side.
Giclée Box Canvas – Framed With Our Optional Black Matt Or Gloss Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée box canvas print will arrive arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure, and then set into a chunky black matt or gloss wooden frame.
The matte black option has a slight ‘wood grain’ texture, whereas the gloss option is shiny and polished. When you select these framing options in the drop down list the main image will change to show you how the artwork will look in the selected frame.
The overall standard size when framed is 93cm high x 114cm wide x 5.5cm deep.
A leading contemporary animal and landscape realist painter – Paul is world renowned for the skill and craftsmanship of his artwork. He dedicates himself to each piece with passion. Freedom is his forte and therefore his work is always fresh and current.