Oil Paintings
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Festival of Light #1
Festival of Light #1
14" x 18" - $8000 (SOLD)
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Festival of Light #2
Festival of Light #2
14" x 18" - $8000
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Festival of Light #3
Festival of Light #3
14" x 18" - $8000
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Festival of Light #5
Festival of Light #5
16" x 24" - $12,000
Giclee Print on Canvas - $600
Festival of Light #6
Festival of Light #6
14" x 18" - $8000
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Festival of Light #4
Festival of Light #4
14" x 21" - $6500
Giclee Print on Canvas - $325
Caw Caw #1
Caw Caw #1
14" x 18" - $8000 (SOLD)
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Caw Caw #2
Caw Caw #2
14" x 18" - $8000 (SOLD)
Giclee Print on Canvas - $400
Meditation Pool #1
Meditation Pool #1
14" x 18" - $4500
Giclee Print on Canvas - $250
Meditation Pool #2
Meditation Pool #2
14" x 18" - $4500
Giclee Print on Canvas - $250

Traveling through a wood, a flicker of light beckons toward a path that suddenly and subtly lifts the veil of separation; where consciousness comes forth from bodily encapsulation, merging as one into the heart of nature, beating and humming the cosmic sound. With this new and striking collection, we are afforded a rare and vibrant glimpse into this enchanted world of captivating beauty, in which play of light suggests transcendence and nature a mirror on ourselves.

Elizabeth received her MFA from Tulane University, and has served, since its inception, as co-owner and chief designer at Terra Firma, a handmade art tile studio deeply rooted in the Arts & Crafts tradition. She has honed her craft carving original designs and creating decorative relief pieces with insight and inspiration drawn from the beauty of the natural world.

Elizabeth is now pleased to share an exciting new collection of oil paintings, rendered on archival quality canvas in the finest paints available, with canvas edges subtly continuing the painted image, affording a wide range of presentation possibilities; framing is not required.

Come and share in this world of enchantment. Follow the flickering light into the forest, and experience these intimate scenes of natural beauty and transcendence for yourself.



Paintings are available for purchase by calling 803.643.9399 (Terra Firma Tile phone number) or email: info@terrafirmaarttile.com

Elizabeth Whitfield-Cargile
Museum Quality Giclee prints on stretched archival canvas are also available for all of the above paintings.

The term Giclée (pronounced "Zhee-clay") Print refers to fine art reproductions made with museum quality materials using a professional large-format archival pigment ink-jet printer. During the printing process, a series of tiny spray nozzles emit millions of droplets per second. Because of the way the drops are sprayed and mixed, you get a wider range of color than almost any other type of print available on the market.

What size is available?
Giclee prints of each painting are sized to match the original.

How is a print on canvas made?
First the original painting is scanned or digitally photographed to produce a very high resolution file. Then a proof is made and matched against the original. After the proof is approved, the final image is printed on canvas and stretched. The canvas is stapled on the back and a mirror image is printed on the sides, so that no frame is required. 

Are all Giclée prints the same?
No, the quality depends on the digital file used to print from, and the accuracy of color and details compared with the original. Other important elements are the quality of the canvas and inks.

What does "museum quality" mean?
Museum quality means the materials used are archival--that is, fade resistant, acid-free, and long-lasting. The inks used are pigment-based as opposed to dye-based, which makes them archival.

Should I purchase a print or an original?
An original is a better investment for the future, and should be your first choice if you can afford it. There is nothing exactly like an original. However, a museum-quality print is an affordable alternative, and seen from a distance, it is hard to tell that a giclee print is not an original painting. The surface of a print is flat, but from a distance it looks as if it has the same texture as the original.

What is the difference between a Giclée print and other reproductions?
Mass market reproductions such as posters made with off-set printing are not museum quality, and are not archival or long-lasting. They are made in print runs of hundreds to thousands, with low-cost materials, and that's why they are so inexpensive to purchase.