This painting may look like a recent Carnegie scene but it goes way back. I was just out of college and painted it long before I’d decided to devote part of my career to art, and I marvel that I created this when I did, in 1983.
We’ve had a very rainy October and very little leaf color. I’m looking for it in my paintings! Also, we recently lost the red brick building at the bottom of the hill to a tragic fire, and the it’s currently being demolished. It had housed a very popular restaurant for decades as well as apartments, and it was a very memorable building with a turret on the corner; I have a photo of my mother on Sadie Hawkin’s Day in 1940 with that building in the background.
This was also a scene I saw each day because I walked up and down that hill to catch my bus and then come home to the apartment I rented. I remember seeing this on many September mornings, the bright sun streaming over the neighborhoods to filter through the trees that lined Beechwood, and then shining fully on the scene beyond with that particular blue September sky. It’s painted in acrylic paint with ink detailing on watercolor paper. I have no idea where I came up with that combination, but I remember feeling pretty awkward with the acrylics, and also the need to outline everything in black in those days because it didn’t look finished until I did, and wondering when I’d get over it.
I decided to give it to my mother as a gift for Christmas a few years later, that view of Carnegie where she’d grown up and gone to high school and walked that street many times. When she moved from her home to assisted living the painting moved with her until she had no wall space for it. When I took it back I realized how much I like it and studied the “technique” I had at that time. Often experimentation is very expressive, and it reminded me to never stop myself from experimenting for fear something “wouldn’t work”. Things always work, one way or another.
I decided to enter it into the exhibit Carnegie Painted one year, and though I’d painted it years before I have always considered it part of my Carnegie collection, My Home Town. I’ve since sold the original to a local resident. but prints and gift items are still available.
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View from Beechwood, Acrylic and Ink, prints are made in archival inks on Epson Matte Art Paper, Cold Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas.
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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.
Digital prints have at least 1/2″ around the edges depending on the size of the print. All are countersigned by me.
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. This canvas mirrors the edges of the image around the sides.
I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.
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