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"Transcendence" is a quality giclee reproduction from an original watercolor painting by Cathy Hillegas. It depicts a golden maple tree on a sunny October day, bathed in sunlight. The view, looking up through the branches toward the sky gives it an unusual composition. My mother planted this tree 56 years ago and it still stands in her yard. The original painting has over 200 hours of work in it.

This painting was featured in "Splash 13: Alternative Approaches, the Best of Watercolor" and has been chosen for the cover art (published by North Light Books,2012). This painting was accepted into the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York and was one of only 40 paintings chosen for the traveling show, which toured galleries and museums around the country after the New York exhibition closed.

The image size of this print is 11.7" x 16" on 13" x 19" paper. It is hand signed and numbered. The edition is limited to 500. The photo shows how it will be signed (your number will be different).

Watermark (Cathy Hillegas Watercolors) does not appear on prints.

Print is unmatted but you may add a white conservation mat and foamcore backing for an additional $20 at checkout. Matted prints will be 16x20 and will fit standard frames.

All my prints are made with archival inks on acid free fine art paper. It comes well protected in a clear plastic sleeve, backed by cardboard.

Also as a 16" x 22" on paper here:

Also as an 8" x 10" on 8.5" x 11" paper here:

Also available as a 30" x 40" giclee print on stretched canvas here:

Also available as a 23" x 32" giclee print on stretched canvas here:

Available as a 12" x 16" giclee print on stretched canvas here:

See more of my trees/leaves art prints here:

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Frequently asked questions about CathyHillegas

Custom orders will take more processing time. Asking for a print in an odd size may only take an extra day or so. A commissioned painting from your photo may take as long as 3 or 4 months. Custom orders may only be returned if they can be sold to someone else. Sales of commissioned paintings are final but you will see photos of the finished product ahead of time and will be sold to you with your approval.
Most prints can be made in custom sizes to fit your space. Please allow extra time for this and measure carefully.
We do not offer gift wrapping but can include a card with your message if you are sending a gift.

All our orders are well protected and packed to arrive safely. Prints are shipped flat in a clear plastic sleeve, backed by cardboard. They are sandwiched between heavy cardboard that is larger than the print. Shipping costs include the cost of packing materials, not just postage.

Autumn tree watercolor painting print by Cathy Hillegas, 12x16, watercolor print, gold, yellow, orange, blue, purple, brown, maple tree



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: archival inks, acid free fine art paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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