"Your dreams, what you hope for and all that, it's not separate from your life. It grows right up out of it. ~Barbara Kingsolver
This listing is for a print of an original oil/mixed media painting. The original piece, which is sold, was created on canvas using acrylic, oil, ink and mixed media. The original has a lot of texture which is captured very well in the print. The image is 12" x 12" printed on larger paper with a white border for framing with a mat.
This painting sold unexpectedly to a client who came to pick up her commissioned piece from the studio and fell in love with this one, too. I'm so thankful for that. Unexpectedly, I also happen to really miss it. Some paintings are harder to part with than others.
I had it hanging in my kitchen, just looking at it, for a few days. I often do that with paintings, trying to see if they're really done, if they're ready to be seen by other eyes, and looking at them in the kitchen. I look at them when I'm feeding the kids breakfast, or letting the dogs out, and wonder if they needs anything else. Sometimes it hits me...more blue, more texture....less contrast...and I run it out back to the studio or fix it with whatever stray art supplies (mine or the kids') that happen to be lying around the kitchen. We jokingly refer to this as "The Kitchen Test".
When I looked at this painting hanging in our kitchen, perhaps because of the text, it literally spoke to me. It reminded me to pause, to listen, to witness the moment. It made me happy. Yes, this one will be missed.
The print has been professionally ordered. The paper is of premium heavy weight luster quality which produces the most vibrant long lasting color. Somerset Velvet Giclee Prints have the authentic "look and feel" of high quality watercolor paper and are produced with Somerset Velvet paper and Epson Ultrachrome professional archival inks.