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 image is 16" x 20" printed on larger paper with a white border for framing with a mat.
This print is also available in an 20" x 24"" size...message me for more info!
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. It is very hard to tell this is a print and not an original!
Studio doors flung open, music playing and painting with an open heart in the studio. Mumford and Sons' words, "Where you invest your love, you invest your life" has inspired me to revisit my heart/poppies series and create pieces full of love. This one was not complete without three simple words at the top: so much love.
We are all attached to certain things outside ourselves from which we derive our sense of self; we're plugged into other people--family, friends, colleagues-- to our career, to success. Yet these things are tenuous--money and status come and go, people come and go, the years come and go. We are all vulnerable.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with the importance of the trivial things, petty things. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides to witness love in action. Becoming aware of our vulnerabilities is a lifelong practice. Realizing that we are not the ones in control is a great step toward practicing deeper empathy for ourself and others, As we look ahead to the promise of Spring, it may be the perfect time to begin the process of "peeling away, being present and open to this endless unfolding journey, this lifetime of exploration into unlocking the power, compassion and infinite love that resides within us all.
Print will be mailed in a protective envelope. It arrives packaged in a protective sleeve and stiff backing, professionally packaged and shipped in a flat unbendy envelope.