Purchasing Original Artwork
Much of the artwork featured on this website and some artworks in the Museum are available for purchase.
“Brownfield Patch”, 1942, Oil on Panel
GICLEE ON ARCHIVAL PAPER
Paper Size: Approximately 18 x 23 inches.
Image Size: 15 x 20 inches.
Limited Edition of 300 and 30 Artist’s Proofs
Rolled in mailing tube $85.00
Shrink-wrapped flat on backing board. $105.00
Rolled in mailing tube $100.00
Shrink-wrapped flat on backing board. $120.00
GICLEE ON CANVAS
18 x 24 inches Giclee on canvas.
Same size as the original.
Limited Edition of 50 and 5 Artist’s Proofs
Stretched canvas and varnished. $255.00
Not stretched – Not varnished $190.00
Artist’s Proofs SOLD OUT
Stretched canvas and varnished. $275.00
Not stretched – Not varnished $225.00
The Frank L. Melega Art Museum Limited Edition, “Brownfield Patch” depicting children coming home from school on a rainy, overcast day, is based on the 1942 oil painting. The image is printed on canvas and is the same size as the original painting. A relatively new process called Giclee (shee-clay) is used to create the incredibly faithful reproductions. High praise from the atist’s son and museum co-founder Frank R. Melega, “I continue to be impressed with the quality and color of the Giclee process. My dad would be completely satisfied with the results”. The Giclee printing process does not involve color separations like traditional printing. The permanency of a Giclee is now rated to last over one hundred years.
The process to create this Limited Edition began in 2004. After a number of false starts, wasted efforts, and downright incompetence, we finally found the right person for the job, Peter West. Mr. West’s Washington Pennsylvania art gallery, World West Galleries is also headquarters for his Giclee printing business. It takes a combination of fine artist, photographer, and computer expert to be able to produce a color-accurate and detailed reproduction.
Click here to link to World West Galleries.
Detail from “Brownfield Patch”
Two Limited Editions of “Brownfield Patch” emerge under the watchful eye of master-printer Peter West.