“Rediscovered buried under a jumble of old documents, folded between two antique wedding photographs, this illustration is reminiscent of an era gone-by much idealized as it is. Looking closer, the pretty attires are falling into pieces, moths are feasting and passions fade…”
Print of “Un Parfum Suranné” (“An old-fashioned scent”), a watercolour illustration by messalyn painted in 2015-2016. Important note : this is a reproduction print, not the original!* And yet it has features of its own. Each and every print is manually painted with silver (like the original painting) or gold ink, or at an additional cost I could do the embellishment with real gold leaf.
The illustration is reproduced on a A3-sized paper (29.7 x 42 cm = 12 × 16½ inches), at the same scale than the original. It features wide margins to allow for the artist signature and numerotation and give you the most options for the framing process. You could even ditch the usual framing mat as these margins are quite efficient. The paper — Fuego Matt natural white in 285g — has a little texture to it, it was chosen for its likeness with creation papers used for painting, as some of my prints are actually made to be painted over.