In May, 2014, an archived 4"x5" film transparency was pulled of John August Swanson's 1983 painting, FRANCIS AND THE BIRDS.
This 4"x5" film was scanned at 1,400 dots per inch, and saved as a digital file. Using a slide for reference, the colors of the digital file
were lightened and enhanced.
In December, 2014, the digital file was examined by John August Swanson, and a series of digital changes and enhancements were planned.
On January 28, 2015, the enhanced digital file was sent to Kolibri Art Studio in Torrance, CA, and a proof was printed. This proof was used
by Mr. Swanson as a starting point for a new acrylic painting of FRANCIS AND THE BIRDS.
Four months later, in April, 2015, the newly completed acrylic painting of FRANCIS AND THE BIRDS was taken to ArtScans Studio
in Los Angeles and scanned at 512 dots per inch. On April 15, 2015, the digital file of the 512DPI scan was delivered to the Swanson Studio.
Under the supervision of John August Swanson, additional color changes, and light blue and yellow borders, were added to the digital file.
The final and completed giclee image file was sent to Kolibri Art Studio on April 20, 2015 for printing.
In May, 2015, the first twenty giclee prints were delivered and approved by John August Swanson.