TWELVE THINGS by Colin Ruffell



"A typical still life set up for art students. Lots of things to get right. Still life paintings present a special challenge to artists because they allow the artist to create and develop their own visual language or style. Portraits and landscapes demand that the artist captures the personality of the sitter or view. Whereas the simplicity of a still-life seems to give the artist much more freedom to invent, explore, and experiment. " CR


TWELVE THINGS by Colin Ruffell.

Signed and numbered Fine-art print

TWELVE THINGS is one of the kitchen and dining room pictures from my portfolio of giclee fine-art prints.

The style of painting is called ‘cloisonnism’ where black lines surround the areas of colour. The term was coined in post-impressionist France in 1888. I adopted the technique after watching my own kids paint pictures. Children’s art has also inspired the way that I distort perspective. It is an interesting picture-language and great fun to paint.

This is how I do it.

First I paint the original painting then I scan the image to make a master digital file. I own a wide format Epson giclee printer, which means that I can make my own test proofs, then print-on-demand to the highest international standards providing a valuable investment for your fine-art collection.

*** QUALITY ***

  • Printed on fine-art paper or fine art canvas.
  • Using pigmented inkset – independently tested for lightfastness – reaching Blue Wool 6 [highest Guild Standard]


  • Archival inkjet print from original painting by Colin Ruffell.
  • Self-published and printed by the artist reaching British Standards Classification [BS 7876:1996]; CATEGORY ‘A’
  • The prints are hand signed and numbered by the artist.
  • The International Certificate of Authenticity is available.
  • Image copyright protection with Original Art Registration number issued by The Fine Art Trade Guild in London UK.
  • Prints on canvas [‘acrylographs’] are hand enhanced and every one is unique.


  • Available in a choice of sizes and formats.
  • The sizes listed show the actual image size.
  • Paper prints have an extra white border so the paper is bigger than the image size.
  • Paper prints are sold un-mounted, ready to be matted and framed.
  • This is much safer, usually quicker, and less risky, to ship to you.
  • FREE shipping from us to you.
  • We send the smaller prints flat wrapped in tissue paper between flat boards, and the larger prints rolled in a stout mailing tube.
  • Choose a frame to high standards to suit your own décor, display place, and budget.
  • You will maintain quality and value for future generations.


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