the number of copies, not a print's physical dimensions.
Edition size generally does not include artist proofs or any
special edition copies that might be made, these special
editions such as printer's proofs, conservation editions, etc.,
are all numbered separately.
Etching - The process of rendering an image upon a metal
plate by using nitric or other acid to dissolve portions of the
metal surface. The image is transferred to paper in much the
same manner as a dry point. Properly called a "print" or
"proof" the resulting copy is more commonly called an
Fine Art - An art form created primarily as an aesthetic
expression to be enjoyed for its own sake. The viewer must
be prepared to search for the intent of the artist as the all-
important first step toward communication and active
Giclée A term often used to describe prints or prints on
canvas made using digital files and inkjet printers.
Glazing - Glass or acrylic set or made to be set in a frame
that protects the artwork from light, dust and other
environmental hazards. There are different levels of glazing,
from lightweight acrylic and regular glass to more expensive
specialty products like anti-glare and anti-reflective glazing.
Gouache (gwash) - A medium in which opaque pigments
are mixed with water and a preparation of gum. Gouache is
also used to describe a painting made with such pigments.
Ground - The surface upon which a painting is done -
canvas, Masonite, and so on.