Big Art for Big Walls ~ Supersize me!

When we moved into our new home about 12 years ago we faced the dilemma of what to do with very large blank wall space. Our family room is roughly 20 feet high and fairly wide.  

We decided to blow-up a couple of my schooner images to a very large size, and added wide mats and substantial frames, creating a couple of supersized pieces of artwork for our walls.  

Schooners on the Bay by William R. Beebe, giclee image size 29 x 43

Schooners on the Bay by William R. Beebe, giclee image size 29 x 43

William R. Beebe with Schooners on the Bay, framed 46 x 61, $1400

William R. Beebe with Schooners on the Bay, framed 46 x 61, $1400

Last of the Three Masters by William R. Beebe, giclee image size 30 x 30

Last of the Three Masters by William R. Beebe, giclee image size 30 x 30

Last of the Three Masters by William R. Beebe, framed giclee, 45 x 45, $1250

Last of the Three Masters by William R. Beebe, framed giclee, 45 x 45, $1250

One advantage of having professional photographers produce 4 x 5 transparencies of my work over the years is that very large reproduction work like this is possible without becoming blurry, even when expanded big time. Now digital scanning of paintings is the technology of choice, which creates huge files.  

It’s fun for me to see my brushwork and choice of colors magnified. From a distance you can still see all of the detail. From up-close you see every little brushstroke.

It makes me want to paint on a giant scale. The largest oil painting I’ve ever painted was 3ft x 4ft, but the great majority of my work is on a smaller scale.

They are framed with very high-end wooden frames and conservation glass which helps protect the artwork from exposure to light. The giclee itself is digitally printed on heavy archival watercolor paper using the highest quality of inks.

Schooners on the Bay, close-up of frame

Schooners on the Bay, close-up of frame

Last of the Three Masters, close-up of frame

Last of the Three Masters, close-up of frame

Both of these limited edition (#1/100) giclee prints are now available for sale and will be included in my upcoming Birds and Boats by Beebe exhibit at Two Rivers Country Club here in Williamsburg.  The exhibit runs from March 4th through the end of April.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these pieces to help decorate a large wall space in your home, please contact us through our website, email, or call.  

Thank you as always for following my journal and for your interest in my art! It is always appreciated!


One of the joys of being an artist is having the freedom to follow my passion...
— William R. Beebe
What's next? Drawing by William R. Beebe

What's next?

Drawing by William R. Beebe