Lustre finish prints
are priced slightly higher.
This is a complex Celtic art "Carpet Page", a bit like the full page decorative panels found in illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells or the Book of Lindisfarne. The image combines designs I originally drew on paper with others that I created entirely on my computer, using Adobe Photoshop.
This print is a 300 dpi printed copy of my digital painting. It’s 16 by 20 inches in size, including a solid color "matte" border - that means that you could frame it as is, or of course you could have it matted and framed, as you like.
The central design is a very ancient one called a "Triskelion" - a three-armed spiral. During the Middle Ages a variation on this pattern was adopted as the symbol of the Isle of Man, which lies between Britain and Ireland in the middle of the Irish Sea. The island was of tremendous strategic importance in those days, since a navy based there could dominate the passage between those two islands. These days it mainly seems to be a nice place to take a vacation.
Surrounding the triskelion are a variety of spiral patterns, fretwork, gripping beasts, and knotwork borders in an overall design that recalls a piece of jewelry.
About the Prints
These prints are made to order by deviantPrints, using an archival quality photographic process on Kodak Edge and Kodak Endura papers. They're rated to last over 100 years without fading - though no prints should be left where they'll be baked by direct sunlight. The color fidelity, clarity and paper weight of these prints is far superior to the poster-quality reproductions I also sell here. They're pretty much the bee's knees.
You can order a print in either glossy or matte finish, or in lustre finish for a slightly higher price. This is mainly a matter of personal taste, but I do think that the lustre or glossy prints give you a sharper representation of the original digital image because of their greater contrast.
When you add one of these archival prints to your prints shopping cart it will pop up in a new window. You can keep browsing through these pages and add new items as you go. The shopping cart window will update as you add more items. When you're ready to check out, do so in the cart window and you'll be taken through the ordering process.
These archival quality prints are supplied by a different vendor than my other merchandise, and use a separate shopping cart. You cannot place a single order for both archival prints and, for example, coffee mugs. Archival prints will ship separately from other items.