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Petal like accents in richly variegated brushtrokes of contrasting greens and subtly modulated violet, lilac, powdery mauve pink and brown - grey.
Brush and knife painted, with fine veils of light gold ochre and rose oil pastel form subtle glints and delicate tracery.
Peaceful sylvan atmosphere.
Quite difficult to capture in photos, and the appearance changes subtly in different lighting situations, cooler in daylight, as shown here; more golden green and warm in lamplight The direction of the lighting alters the surface appearance noticeably too).
Image 5 shows the whole painting.
By contemporary English painter Amanda Collis.
20 high by 16 wide (inches) / 508 x 406 mm.
Oil paints, using alkyd medium (this greatly reduces "drying" time, as well as increasing luminosity and creating a more flexible paint film, less prone to brittleness and cracking with age.) Only the finest (richest colour; highest pigment content) oil colours are used.
Support: high quality Winsor and Newton canvas wrapped board.
Unframed. Digital borders added to one image to give a sense of the painting on display.
Canvas boards can be framed easily as they're made in standard sizes; one possibility is to use a good quality photo frame (minus glass). I think this painting might look best in a broader, more elaborate frame, to echo the bourgeois bohemian boudoir (!) mood (did someone mention Biba?), but it's a very personal thing of course. Could be a lovely adventure in itself discovering the right frame :-)
Completed March 10th 2011.
Please click and zoom on each thumbnail image for larger views.
Signed and dated on the back and sent with a certificate of authenticity. A small signature monogram is also added to a lower corner of the paint surface.
This work will be protective packing papers and corner protectors, foamwrap/bubble wrap then packed inside reinforced cardboard packaging.
Shipped from the UK via Royal Mail Airsure with priority handling and delivery confirmation. If Airsure is not available I will use International Signed-For.
(If you'd prefer a different faster shipping method at higher cost please contact me prior to ordering to arrange this and for shipping price to be adjusted on the listing.)
I will ship to the address provided to etsy unless a note is included when ordering with an alternative address, for example a daytime work address to make it easier for delivery confirmation to be obtained for the painting.
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Please note that screens vary re. colour accuracy. I use only the best professional quality oil paints, so be assured that the colours will sing and will endure!
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The buyer purchases the original work or print as object and not the rights to reproduction of the original image, which are retained by the artist.
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