Each painting takes artist, Joey Welsh, about 40 hours to render. His process begins with a pencil sketch, which is digitized then brought into Corel Painter. Using a Wacom drawing tablet, Joey will apply layers of individual stroke work to build value, color and texture. His final art is stunning in detail and looks like it was painted with oils.
To showcase that hard work, we have developed a premium process for printing his art on canvas. The results are authentic, museum-quality works of art that are hand-signed by Joey Welsh.
Each piece purchased from our website is a gallery-wrapped canvas. This means, the edges of the image wrap completely around the sides of the stretcher bars, giving the work a dimensional beauty from all viewing angles. (See sample to the left) No framing is needed. No annoying reflections that come with framing under glass. Each piece will arrive wired and ready to hang on the wall.
All paintings are printed using archival inks on acid-free, canvas paper. We use an Epson 9900 printer with 11 ink colors to produce dynamic, detailed results. We specifically chose this printer because of its capability of printing the subtle color nuances, inherent to Joey’s style of painting. You need to see these prints in person to truly appreciate their vibrant appeal. The inks are rated to last up to 200 years without fading.
Even though the ink and paper we use are archival quality, we still take the time to seal each piece with a water-based polymer coating. After a print cures for 24-48 hours, we apply several coats of this satin polymer that will protect the artwork from UV light, yellowing, cracking and even moisture.
All of our gallery-wrapped pieces are stretched over kiln-dried, white pine wood stretcher bars that are 1.25” in depth. We found this thickness to be the best fit for Joey’s style of work. Each piece is carefully stretched by hand with the help of a pneumatic stretcher that keeps the canvas taut and looking perfect for years to come.
Most of our orders are produced upon demand, so please allow several days for your artwork to go through this process, before it ships out.