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Barn Owl watercolour bird painting MATTE PRINT

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Description

"Barn Owl" is a fine art print of my original barn owl watercolor painting.

Various sizes available starting at 8x10 inches

These matte, museum-quality posters are printed on durable, archival paper by my printing partner in the USA and will ship safely rolled in a tube - simply unroll and add a book or two to flatten them out on arrival!

the fine print
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As with most original artwork, the copyright for this image always remains with me, the artist.
That means you cannot reproduce my artwork without my permission. Thank you!

Please read my Shop Policies for more information, including Shipping

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It's easy to reach me with any questions. Either send me a convo through Etsy or send an email to: christyobalek [!at] gmail.com

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
I stand behind the quality of my work 100%

If you aren't happy, please convo me with details and we will work out a solution that makes everyone happy.

If you have ordered a custom painting, I will send you a proof before shipping your order - if you don't like it I'll either refund your payment or redo it to suit. EXCEPTIONS: if you decide after giving me the "ok" to start on a piece that you would rather use a different photo, and I have already started painting, I can only issue a partial refund (to allow for the cost of materials and time involved)
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Shipping policies

Original paintings ship from my studio in Canada. Prints/reproductions ship from my production partner in the USA

USA: Service guidelines are from 2-8 weeks (from the shipping notification date) to the USA, although most of my US customers report that they receive my art within 2-3 weeks.

INTERNATIONAL: Service guidelines are from 4-12 weeks (from the shipping notification date), depending on your location in this wonderful world of ours.

CANADA: Shipments usually arrive within 2-3 weeks (from the shipping notification date) to most Canadian cities.

A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING DELAYS: If you have not received your package within these estimated service guidelines, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you to correct the situation. Please be prepared to expect delays during holidays such as Christmas..

CUSTOMS/DUTY/BROKERAGE FEES
Any international shipment may be subject to your own country's customs or duty fees. You are solely responsible for any assessed fees.

If you have any questions, or would like a quote on expedited shipping, please send me a convo before placing your order.
Original paintings ship from my studio in Canada. Prints/reproductions ship from my production partner in the USA

USA: Service guidelines are from 2-8 weeks (from the shipping notification date) to the USA, although most of my US customers report that they receive my art within 2-3 weeks.

INTERNATIONAL: Service guidelines are from 4-12 weeks (from the shipping notification date), depending on your location in this wonderful world of ours.

CANADA: Shipments usually arrive within 2-3 weeks (from the shipping notification date) to most Canadian cities.

A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING DELAYS: If you have not received your package within these estimated service guidelines, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you to correct the situation. Please be prepared to expect delays during holidays such as Christmas..

CUSTOMS/DUTY/BROKERAGE FEES
Any international shipment may be subject to your own country's customs or duty fees. You are solely responsible for any assessed fees.

If you have any questions, or would like a quote on expedited shipping, please send me a convo before placing your order.

Additional policies

FOR CUSTOM WORK:

The best portraits start with good lighting. Shadows are very important when painting a portrait, as the shadows cast by the nose, cheeks, and other features, are what the artist uses to depict the features.

If you are taking your own photos for me to use for a child's portrait, here are some guidelines:

1) Single source lighting (no flash).
You can achieve this in a few different ways. The easiest method is to choose a bright day and put someone outside the window to attract the child's attention. Keep the lights dim in the house, and start taking photos of the child while her attention is focused outside. Say a few words to get her attention, and be ready to snap away, when she looks at you. Half of her face will be lit by the light from the window - gorgeous!
Another method is to set up a lamp (like a desk lamp - so you can focus the light on one side of her face and a little above it) beside the child while she is engaged in a favourite activity, either watching TV, playing a puzzle, listening to a story (my fave) etc. Then try and take photos without the flash if possible. 

2) Natural Expression.
The best portraits are usually when the child is not smiling, but more pensive or thoughtful. 
This way the eyes can be painted naturally open instead of creased with a smile. You'll have lots of snapshots and school photos with your child smiling, but a painted portrait is better if they are "at rest". 

3) Profile.
A slight profile is the most flattering. If you cannot achieve the correct lighting conditions to create pleasing shadows, the next best thing is to photograph your child's face in profile (turned away from the camera a little, or full profile makes for an interesting portrait also)
note - my fees are less for full profile portraits - please inquire if you are interested.

I cannot stress how important it is to NEVER USE A FLASH for portrait studies.
FOR CUSTOM WORK:

The best portraits start with good lighting. Shadows are very important when painting a portrait, as the shadows cast by the nose, cheeks, and other features, are what the artist uses to depict the features.

If you are taking your own photos for me to use for a child's portrait, here are some guidelines:

1) Single source lighting (no flash).
You can achieve this in a few different ways. The easiest method is to choose a bright day and put someone outside the window to attract the child's attention. Keep the lights dim in the house, and start taking photos of the child while her attention is focused outside. Say a few words to get her attention, and be ready to snap away, when she looks at you. Half of her face will be lit by the light from the window - gorgeous!
Another method is to set up a lamp (like a desk lamp - so you can focus the light on one side of her face and a little above it) beside the child while she is engaged in a favourite activity, either watching TV, playing a puzzle, listening to a story (my fave) etc. Then try and take photos without the flash if possible. 

2) Natural Expression.
The best portraits are usually when the child is not smiling, but more pensive or thoughtful. 
This way the eyes can be painted naturally open instead of creased with a smile. You'll have lots of snapshots and school photos with your child smiling, but a painted portrait is better if they are "at rest". 

3) Profile.
A slight profile is the most flattering. If you cannot achieve the correct lighting conditions to create pleasing shadows, the next best thing is to photograph your child's face in profile (turned away from the camera a little, or full profile makes for an interesting portrait also)
note - my fees are less for full profile portraits - please inquire if you are interested.

I cannot stress how important it is to NEVER USE A FLASH for portrait studies.

ChristyObalek made this item with help from

  • Fine Art Print Shop, United States
ChristyObalek made this item with help from:
  • Fine Art Print Shop, United States

Barn Owl watercolour bird painting MATTE PRINT

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