From photos taken while canoeing on Chartiers Creek on hot summer nights a decade or more ago, I still remember that perfect sunset and the still water at that bend in the creek, and the storm that crashed through and left a delicate pink mist in the air. I also remember painting each one and working very hard to match the colors and the contrast of light and dark. I love them both for how they captured those special moments. Even looking at them on my computer takes me back to those evenings on the creek.
Each of these framed original paintings is $75, and with a 25% discount that makes them $56.25, taxes, shipping and handling included.
All original artwork 25% off
Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for winter I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays and find new art for the new year. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but for the last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. If you’d like to have the first chance at this discount, please sign up for my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter.
YOUR WINTER 2018 DISCOUNT
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- Price includes the frame, sales tax and shipping in the US.
Note that the product pages have the original and prints listed together, but this discount only applies to the original painting.
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Dusk After the Storm
A storm overtook us as we paddled canoes and kayaks down Chartiers Creek one July evening. We took out and watched it from among trees on the bank as the world turned black then fogged with rain, lightning struck just over the hills around us and the creek ran faster and faster and rose foot by foot. It passed just as quickly as it had started and shreds of mist rose and wafted around us like misty sails on unseen ships, the creek’s flow receded and slowed.
As always I took photos with my trusty little 2MP digital camera which I wore around my neck on a cord. This photo finally captured the mist and the dusk with just a little bit of blur and I’ve remembered it from that moment. Thirteen years passed since that evening and this misty memory was one of the images I’d wanted to paint from all those canoe trips. The scene hardly looks like the little creek that runs behind a dozen small towns, once a dumping ground for mining and manufacturing and so polluted it was virtually dead, now alive and constantly in use, and often unbelievably beautiful.
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Dusk After the Storm, Pastel, 9 x 12, 2018. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1-1/2″ solid wood matte black 11″ x 14″ frame with a gray violet black core mat. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.
I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills on either side. Of all the photos I took for this one scene, this off-center horizon has stayed with me all these years. I still love its simplicity and sense of peace. I can hear the water lap against my canoe, and soon I’ll see stars begin to glimmer in the blue.
PURCHASE THE ORIGINAL OR A PRINT
“Sunset Cruise” is pastel, 9″ x 12″ on black pastel paper. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1-1/2″ solid wood matte black 11″ x 14″ frame with a gray violet black core mat. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.
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SHIPPING AND CHARGES
Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each print.
Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.
The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.
I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.
Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.
Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.
I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting.
I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.
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