This is one of my favorite towns of the Cinque Terre's villages called Manarola. I hadn't explore this town much until a recent trip this past year with my husband for our 10 year anniversary. We stayed at a little hilltop house overlooking the town & ocean.. a family owned place with a restaurant attached. We were rewarded with some of the best seafood pasta and local wine and bread we've ever had. After stuffing ourselves we needed to walk it off with a steep climb all the way up the mountain through the windy path with incredible views around every corner. A visual feast for the eyes. This photo I took for a reference of this painting I took just after dusk, where the greens of the water met the pinks of the sun settling down for the night. Magical.
Cinque Terra is one of my most favorite places in Italy (perhaps in the entire world), and for me it encompasses what Italy truly is, a place of distinct history, beauty, incredible people, food, and amazing landscapes. The charm of Little Italy mirrors that same warm feeling with its people walking about the unique shops, restaurants, and colorful buildings. So alive…so full of life…so perfect.
Our signed and numbered canvas giclees are printed on canvas to give the look and feel of the original and are the same size as the original painting. By printing on canvas, the colors achieved are bright and vivid, mirroring the intensity of Clair’s originals. Our canvas giclees are stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars and Gallery Wrapped and ready to hang! Clairs editions are kept small, usually between 40 - 100 depending on the piece.
A limited number of only 10 in the edition. CLAIR creates an alternate version of the original by painting and reworking the printed canvas surface of each Artist’s Proof, with lots of texture and paint, going over the entire piece. Each custom high definition reproduction, features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical. She can even change the people in the painting to look like you, change hair eye color, add a favorite pet, favorite wine label, write an anniversary date in the clouds or keep it exactly as the original. Each painting is finished with her signature on the front and signed and numbered on the back.
- Printed on fine art acid-free canvas
- Professional grade archival inks with UV protection
- Hand stretched; wrapped over 1.5” American Pine wood bars
- Ready to hang
- 100% Made in the USA
ORIGINALS – Perhaps you are seeking a custom ORIGINAL painting? Learn more about commissioning your own Stephanie Clair original painting here.
This is a new process that lends it self to CLAIRS vibrant colors. The process is created using a die-sublimation process in which the inks are transferred and then heated onto a special type of metal that locks in the color, gloss and vibrancy! The smaller mini's on metal make a great statement, and come with hanging hardware on the back and are ready to put on the wall as soon as you get it. Or, If you are looking for a real stand alone vibrant art piece, we can do a custom size if you choose! This is a great option if you have a lot of sun, as they are more UV resistant.