The word "embellish" as defined by Webster is "to make beautiful by ornamentation, to adorn or to add fanciful details to." When embellishing his prints, Mr. Dixon is referring to his art on canvas, embellishing refers to painting over areas of the print to enhance color and/or to add brush strokes to the finished print. Embellishing techniques are as unique as the artists themselves – by embellishing his prints, no two, three, of four prints will be the same. By the artist using oil paints and not clear gesso like others, the artist gives a great deal of texture while others apply a thin layer of paint. Which gives the canvas more texture and dimension when it is embellished and looks more like an original. Since embellished canvases involve greater involvement on the part of the artist than an unembellished one, art lovers can get a step closer to an original at a fraction of the cost.