About Ellen Rice Prints
Signature over Ellen's embossed seal of authenticity
Each limited edition Ellen Rice giclée or offset lithographic print is hand embossed in the lower margin with Ellen's seal of authenticity.
Each s/n print is numbered on
the left in pencil, embossed in
the center, signed by Ellen Rice over the embossed seal, and the name of the painting is inscribed in pencil on the right, unless otherwise requested.
For those who prefer the signature and numbering to be inside the image, Ellen will be happy to do so, either in pencil or gold or silver leaf pen. The vast majority of collectors who view Ellen's work in The Ellen Rice Gallery prefer to have the embossing, number, signature and name of the painting in the lower margin.
The meaning behind the embossed seal that Ellen puts on all of her signed, numbered limited edition gicle'e and offset lithograph prints on paper
Ellen's seal was created at the end of her work on 'Treasure Beaches of the Mid-Atlantic,' an inspiration that came to her in prayer. The tree was taken from a gold pendant she bought during a turning point in her life.
Facing what she felt were almost insurmountable circumstances, the sculpted image in the pendant symbolized to her everything good. It shows a tree with large, strong limbs and plentiful roots by a river, much like the tree in Psalm 1 and the tree of life in Revelation 22.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." Psalm 1:1-3
"... on either side of the river, was there the tree of life ... and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Revelation 22:2
It was Ellen's hope that her paintings would be as "the leaves of the tree," bringing healing through their messages. Originally the seal was to go only on her map, but over time and by request the seal became standard for all of her limited editions.
What is a Giclée?
Giclée (pronounced shee-clay) is a French word meaning "to spatter out," a term that refers to the way ink is applied to paper or canvas by a large-format, high resolution (1440 dpi or higher), 10- or 12-color inkjet printer. Correctly made giclée prints are the most accurate and most enduring art reproductions available today.
Ellen's giclées are hand-pulled by her using the same equipment, archival papers, canvas and inks used by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
When conservation framed under glass with acid-free materials or mounted on canvas stretcher bars and kept out of direct sunlight these peerless fine-art reproductions maintain their vibrancy up to 200 years.
It is with good faith that we offer these fine editions for you and your family to enjoy and pass on to future generations.
What is an Offset Lithograph?
Offset lithography was the standard for quality art reproduction for many years. The process involves scanning the original work of art, making film color separations, then printing plates from the color separations, followed by printing on a press, drying, trimming and final inspection. Ellen used this method for her art's reproduction for almost 20 years.
All of Ellen's offset lithographs were printed employing the finest inks on museum quality, 100% acid-free paper stock.
UV protective glass and positioning away from windows and out of bright spaces are highly recommended for offset lithographs.