Way the Wind Blows, original, painting, barn, weather vane, cupola, New England, 8 x 10, quiet, farm, autumn, gift, Kit Miracle

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acrylic, wood panel


Height: 8 Inches; Width: 10 Inches


Handmade item

Subject: Architecture & cityscape

Orientation: Horizontal

Framing: Unframed

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Way the Wind Blows

• Way the Wind Blows
• Acrylic on canvas
• Impressionistic style
• 8 x 10
• Museum-grade materials
• Ready for framing (frame not included)
• Kitchen, dining room, bedroom, other, gift

This is a painting of the cupola on the 200 year old barn at my brother’s home in New England. Made of red oak, the original timbers inside were marked with Roman numerals for assembly at some time in the past. I was attracted to the late afternoon sun as it caught the weather vane on top. One wonders at the history this old barn has seen in its long existence. These old buildings always make me reflect on life as it was back then.

Painted on wood panel in a contemporary impressionist style, this small painting will fit in many spaces.


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I aim to ship all orders by the next business day after the paid order is received. Smaller works are mailed in my well-known shiny pink padded envelopes. Larger paintings are boxed. Most works will be shipped USPS and the buyer will receive a shipping tracking number. Large paintings will be boxed and shipped UPS.

The only exception to next business day shipping is if the painting is still wet as it takes oil paints some time to dry. I also like to varnish them for protection before I ship them. If there will be a delay, I will notify the buyer.

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I only use the best paints and other materials. Museum grade means that it should meet museum standards and is archivally safe.
For watercolor paints, I only use Winsor Newton which is a British paint maker and has been around since 1832. I use the colors which are light-fast, that is, they won’t fade easily. When creating a watercolor / pen and ink combination, I use India or carbon ink which won’t fade.

For oil paints, I favor Winsor Newton, Lukas and Richeson.

I normally use Golden Acrylics.
Watercolors are always painted on 100% cotton rag paper. I like d’Arches but use many other varieties. Cotton rag paper is ph neutral and doesn’t yellow or get brittle like wood pulp paper. If properly cared for (framed under glass and kept out of direct sunlight), this paper should last for centuries.
Stretched canvases are used for oils and acrylics. The canvas is usually cotton or linen fabric which is stretched over wooden stretcher bars of various sizes. The canvas then receives a coat of gesso or acrylic primer. These are good for oils and acrylics.

Canvas panels are also used for oils and acrylics. Although I buy pre-made canvas panels, they can be handmade by adhering canvas to wood or Masonite panels. These have an advantage in that they are rigid, easy to mail and easy to frame.

Wood panels are another support that I use. Cut from ash or luan, they are gessoed, sanded, and gessoed again. Wood was one of the first supports ever used for paintings and have been around for centuries.
No, the paintings are not framed. There are so many choices for frames that I think it is best to leave the choice up to you, the buyer. Most of the paintings, especially the smaller ones, are standard sizes and can easily and affordably be framed at your local craft store or frame shop. I recommend custom framing for larger paintings.

Watercolors should always be matted and framed under glass. The matting prevents the artwork from touching the glass and possibly being damaged.
I am always open to creating custom artwork. Please convo me about your ideas and we’ll discuss them.

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