Watercolor - Print Size: 18 x 24
This bustling watercolor scene captures a main throughfare and the beautiful scenery of Taxco, Mexico. In 1975 Alicia and her husband, Judge John Connarn, vacationed here for three weeks. Alicia painted several watercolors here in what many people consider to be the most picturesque area of Mexico. Taxco (pronounced Tahs'co), is located three to four hours drive from Mexico City. The town has been declared a national historical monument to preserve the colonial architecture and heritage. Taxco is noted for its silver mines and the streets are lined with 300 silversmith shops offering fine craftsmanship. Alicia once said to her son, “The people of Taxco are friendly and cheerful”. Alicia loved to paint within Taxco’s narrow and hidden cobblestone streets, charming cafes, restaurants, and red-tiled roofs. Note how Alicia painted the walking figures, each unique unto themselves, as they dissolve into the distant street. Colorful and lively umbrellas are skillfully illustrated along the right side of the painting.
About the Artist - Alicia J. Stonebreaker, (1925 - 1976):
Our on line gallery is dedicated to Alicia's love and devotion of painting, drawing, teaching, and her zest for life. She was a devoted Mother and Wife that was loved by many, many people. We have a detailed biography of Alicia's life and influences if you are interested in learning more about Alicia.
About Our Prints
The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.
Matting and Framing
If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.
The original painting is in a private collection
Certificate of Authenticity
Each “Limited Edition” giclée print will have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). This is a legally binding contract between the artist (gallery) and the purchaser of the giclée print. All “Limited Edition” giclée prints will have:
1.) A secure certificate summarizing the details of the edition, the series number, and information on the original and the giclée reproduction.
2.) Holographic serial number affixed to the back of the giclée reproduction. This serial number will match the number printed on the actual Certificate of Authenticity.
3.) Berkeley Giclee, Berkeley, CA will independently monitor all “Limited Edition” sales through their Limited Edition Registry.
“Open Edition” prints will be provided with a signed certificate specifying the type of archival paper and inks used in the giclée reproduction process.