How to Clean your Giclee Canvas Print

We carry giclee prints published by different companies which means they may require slightly different handling techniques depending on the artist.

Prints by Thomas Kinkade and Mark Keathley are fairly durable. They are sprayed with a special UV clear coat that protects the canvas’s colors from fading from UV light. This also puts an extra layer over the pigments so they are harder to damage. For these prints, you should be able to use a clean damp cloth without damaging the image.

For prints by the majority of our other artists, you need to be more careful. They are very delicate and completely intolerant to water and moisture.They should be handled as carefully as you would handle an original watercolor taking special care to avoid any contact with water or mist. Please make certain that your hands are clean, dry and oil-free before touching it. (Perspiration on your hands or fingers will damage the image.) For these, you should be able to use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth, electrostatic dust cloth, or feather duster without damaging your image. Be sure to dust lightly so as not to scratch the image.

If this doesn’t answer your questions regarding cleaning your giclee canvas print, please give us a call or send us an email.


We take no responsibility for and damage incurred by use or misuse of this advice.

Painting of the Day — Twilight in Central Park by Rod Chase

You may already be familiar with Rod Chase’s work. He is a nationally known artist and has his paintings in galleries all over the country. He paints in a style called photorealism. “Photorealism is the genre of painting based on using the camera and photographs to gather information and then from this information creating a painting that appears photographic.” (Wikipedia).


In Twilight in Central Park, the bridge makes a stunning focal point. Then, the water leads your eye to the beautiful buildings in the background. The color palate is minimal and consists of mostly greys, browns, whites, blacks, and blues. This combines to create a very soft, romantic feel to the painting. When combined with our Ansel Black frame, it creates a very striking image.


Right now, the only sizes/editions we have left of this image are:

9″ x 12″ Open Edition  $60 unframed / $190 framed

24″ x 36″ International Edition   $575 unframed / $895 framed



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