Kiss The Sword


‘Kiss the sword’ was commissioned by a person not known to me in far-off Switzerland. As I painted for her, I kept hearing ‘kissing the sword’ and seeing a sword arriving from heaven into the painting’s landscape, surrounded by glory (gold). Little did I know my patreon had a strong connection to Joan of Arc!

The sword in this painting represents the Roman Gladius, the sword Paul describes in ‘putting on the armour of God’ to the Ephesians, who would have understood Roman combat. The gladius was designed for an infantry legion marching and fighting together, for formation fighting behind a wall of shields. A short sword was required to stab between gaps in the shield wall. It was formation fighting that allowed the Romans to come close to the enemy unopposed.

The Lord is saying, ‘Surround yourself with champions’. You do not fight in isolation. You are not alone. We are stronger together.


Technically-speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and read our blog article “Caring for your Fine Art” for information on ensuring your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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