INFORMATION ON ADRIAN’S WORK

The designation “original oil painting”, “drawing”, “etching”, or “engraving” on this website means that  all of the work on each piece – from the initial concept to the actual painting or drawing –  is done entirely by the artist Adrian Martinez.

Burmese Cat Oil on Panel

Burmese Cat
Oil on Panel

Paintings:

The medium for each piece can be found in the description. Adrian works with oil paints on either panel or canvas.

MEDIUM:

Oil on Canvas denotes a high quality cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame, covered with two thin coats of acrylic primer and painted with high quality artist oil paints.  Each step from the priming and stretching of the canvas, to the application of the oil paint is done by artist Adrian Martinez.  Adrian builds each wooden frame himself (with the occasional helping hand lent by Leah or Sebastian).

Oil on Panel means that Adrian started with a sheet of furniture-grade plywood or luan, cut the board to his desired dimensions, applied two thin coats of acrylic primer and then painted with high quality artist oil paints.

Artist Oil Colors contain a full pigment load, suspended in a binder, generally linseed oil or another drying oil such as safflower oil, poppyseed oil, or walnut oil.

DIMENSIONS:

The physical dimensions of each work can be found in the product description.  All dimensions are given in inches, and encompass the size of the painting without a frame.  The width of each piece can be as little as ¼ inch (plywood only) to plywood braced with 1 x 2 inch boards and covered with canvas (approximately 1 ½ inches).

Drawings:

Adrian uses pencil, charcoal or conté on high quality paper.  (conté is compressed, powdered graphite or charcoal with a clay base)

Reproductions:  

Dawn on the Chesapeake Giclée

Dawn on the Chesapeake Giclée

We sell Giclée prints on this website.  These are reproductions of oil paintings by Adrian Martinez produced by Brilliant Studio in Exton, Pennsylvania.  We have some limited edition prints and open editions – each print will be signed by Adrian.

What is a Giclée print?

The Definition: Giclée (zhee-klay) – French noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid.

The Term: The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans or photos and printed with archival quality inks onto  fine art paper. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Process: Giclée prints are typically created using professional ink-jet printers. Our prints, produced by Brilliant Studio, are created with an eight color Epson digital press which sprays millions of drops of ink onto fine German etching paper.

The Quality: Our giclée prints are created using pigmented inks that resist fading and last longer (up to 200 years) than any other ink available.

About Copyrights and the Art on this Web Site

All Artworks on this Website are Copyright © by Artist Adrian Martinez and may not be copied, linked to, distributed, downloaded, modified, reused, reproduced or otherwise used without express written permission of the artist.