Lustre finish prints
are priced slightly higher.
This is a large Celtic "Carpet Page" design, like the many full page, decorative pages in medieval illuminated manuscripts such as the Books of Kells, Lindisfarne, and Durrow; but of course the main motif is not a traditional Celtic one. It’s an ornate emblem of piracy, like you’d find on a sort of pirate flag that, of course, you’d never actually find anywhere or anywhen.
This print is a 300 dpi printed copy of my digital painting. It’s 18 by 24 inches in size.
In sober fact, none of the branches of the Celtic tree were famous for seafaring. The closest we’d come historically would be the Venetii tribe, on the coast of Gaul - what’s still a Celtic territory today, though we now call it Brittany - and the Venetii probably almost always stayed in sight of land. Semihistorically, or maybe in the land of legend, there’s also the Welsh prince Madoc and Ireland’s Saint Brendan, who each embarked on an imram, or journey-adventure, to the far west.
But on the other hand the Irish, at least, were no strangers to the Caribbean in buccaneer days, if only because Oliver Cromwell had sold so many of them into slavery there.
So pardon me for mixing up my Pirates of the Caribbean and my Celtic Art. The fact is, I just really liked the idea.
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.
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