How Can You Tell The Difference Between Original Watercolor And Print?

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How Can You Tell The Difference Between Original Watercolor And Print?

A print is a reproduction of a watercolor painting. It is printed on separate paper or canvas. You may have multiple copies. An original watercolor painting is made from watercolor on watercolor paper with a rough and textured surface. The uneven surface becomes apparent when we view the painting from a different angle.

How do I distinguish a print from a watercolor original?

Watercolor paintings can be difficult to identify when compared to acrylics, oil paintings, and gouache. Use the magnifying glasses to examine the texture of the paint and paper on the painting. The original watercolor painting shows a rough texture. Rotate the painting to see if it has a rough texture. Prints have dots. You can see patterns in the prints if you magnify it with a magnifying glass. No matter how small the resolution, there are multiple colored dots embedded on the surface. A close-up is all that is required.

View the texture of the paint:

The texture of the paint on the canvas is felt. The original watercolor paintings often have multiple overlapping brushstrokes. Some original paintings are created with individual brushstrokes. Others have blended brushstrokes with translucent pigments to create different colors and tones. You should always be careful when comparing the fake and the original.

It is the original watercolor painting if you can see the overlap of colors. Sometimes, however, you may see thin layers of mixed colors with smooth surfaces. This is an original painting. In this case, you will see the paper grain. Some colors may mix with white paper, creating a transparent mix match effect.

Feel the print:

Prints are composed of many dots. However, Giclee print prints can be reproduced well. These prints contain paint spots that give the print its texture. These spots of paint can be difficult to identify so it is important to observe the authenticity.

View the texture of the Canvas:

Watercolor paper uses cotton as an absorbent. It allows watercolor to be spread quickly and deeply. This texture is indicative of a watercolor painting. Watercolors sink into the canvas paper, so it's possible to see the texture on the canvas.

View the boundaries of the painting:

If you notice arbitrary edges that have a smooth, clean finish and straight sides, it is most likely a print. Prints have clear edges. The edges of original watercolor paintings are also uneven. The paint flows over edges when the artist paints directly onto the paper using watercolor.

These beautiful, flat edges are both print edges. The edges are usually not painted very well and look white.

See the image in a bright light:

If you look at the painting in good light, it is easy to determine if it is real or printed. The watercolor painting will be on cotton canvas with a flat finish. It might appear that the result of multiple light brush strokes when it is turned under the light.

The reverse side will give the print a glossy finish and a smooth look. The print will feel like someone has applied a thin gloss layer to it. It will be printed on poster grade paper, which is different than watercolor papers.

Check out the signature of the artist.

The signature of the artist is the first thing you need to look at when you are looking to purchase an artwork. The signature is usually found on the painting. However, limited edition prints may have it. To differentiate, act maturely and consider the following tip.

TIP The difference is that the original painting includes a hand-rendered signature in the margins of the artwork. This also includes an edition number view close up. A pencil signature is included under the limited-edition print along with the edition number.

The presentation and printing of paintings and prints:

The only difference between a watercolor painting and a print or poster is the fact that the watercolor painting is covered with a frame. The frame is used to protect the watercolor painting from fading. If it is framed, and you can see the print behind the glass to distinguish them, you'll be able differentiate as they have different paper textures. You can easily tell which one you are looking at is a watercolor painting or a poster.

Get help from a professional:

After you have examined the image, you can ask the professional artist to help. He will confirm that the painting is authentic. You will be able to see the benefits and get 100 percent honest feedback.

Authenticity Certificate

At the time of purchase, you will need to ensure that a certificate confirming authenticity has been issued. This is a signed certificate that certifies the authenticity of the artwork and also provides information about the painting. It is possible that the authenticity certificate does not exist for artworks. This is why you should not buy this type of painting.

Suggestion : Google:

Google is your best friend. Google will give you all the information you need about the artwork, or any other topic you are looking for. You can simply Google the details of the painting that you are interested in buying. This will give you information about the original painting and who owns it. After collecting this information, you can confirm whether you have the original artwork or a reproduction. Although it is expensive, you can save money by searching online.

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