therawcanvas

Original Modern Abstract Paintings on Canvas

Regina, Canada · 325 Sales

therawcanvas

Original Modern Abstract Paintings on Canvas

Regina, Canada 325 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   The Raw Canvas Gallery on Etsy - Original Abstract and Semi Abstract Paintings by Stacy Hollinger.

Abstract paintings that are primarily contemporary in nature. Using acrylic and oil paint as well as the occasional encaustic medium.

Exciting News...The Raw Canvas is proud to announce that one of Stacy's paintings will again appear in a major motion picture - "The Smurfs 2". The painting will be staged in the Winslow Apartment. This is fantastic news since one of her pieces was in the Original Smurfs movie that was released in summer of 2011.

Please read my Shop Policies and About page for additional information about myself and my artwork.

Announcement

The Raw Canvas Gallery on Etsy - Original Abstract and Semi Abstract Paintings by Stacy Hollinger.

Abstract paintings that are primarily contemporary in nature. Using acrylic and oil paint as well as the occasional encaustic medium.

Exciting News...The Raw Canvas is proud to announce that one of Stacy's paintings will again appear in a major motion picture - "The Smurfs 2". The painting will be staged in the Winslow Apartment. This is fantastic news since one of her pieces was in the Original Smurfs movie that was released in summer of 2011.

Please read my Shop Policies and About page for additional information about myself and my artwork.

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Artist Statement - Abstract Paintings by Stacy Hollinger

Stacy is a self-taught visual artist who paints large, multi-panel abstract paintings using mixed media on canvas. Her work is collected all over the world from Spain to Australia to North America. She has created and sold over 1500 paintings. Stacy’s work was recently purchased by Columbia Pictures for set design in two major motion pictures – Smurfs and Smurfs 2.

Stacy creates using a variety of mediums. Starting out her career using mainly encaustic paint on canvas panel, she has now developed a passion for using acrylic and oil. The variety of mediums assists with the creative process. Stacy is usually working on several pieces at once in order to keep from focusing too much on one idea. Her modern abstract paintings are a collaboration of controlled, deliberate rudiments mixed with uninhibited, unrestrained elements.

The process of encaustic painting has influenced all her works regardless of the medium utilized. Encaustic painting is inherently very difficult to control. She has learned to become more flexible with the desired outcome of the work. You must learn the art of recognizing when an abstract painting is finished otherwise a few more strokes with the encaustic paint and you can ruin a beautiful piece.

Stacy is blessed with a wonderful, understanding husband and two beautiful and talented girls. In 2006 Stacy left her corporate IT position to pursue her artwork fulltime and started her business – The Raw Canvas. This allowed her to balance her family life with her artwork. Without the support of her family, pursuing her passion would not be possible.

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Last updated on October 9, 2014
Latest News....Columbia Pictures has just purchased one of my paintings to appear in the upcoming motion picture "The Smurfs" starring Neil Patrick Harris. It will appear in the apartment of the main character. I am very excited to be included in this project.

I pride myself of exceptional customer service. My motto is "if you don't absolutely love the painting then don't buy it". Original artwork does not have to match your sofa or your walls it has to be something that moves you in some way. It has to speak to you and if it doesn't then look for something that does. I am sure you will find something in my beautiful store that touches you in some way.

What's In a Name? Many have asked what The Raw Canvas name means. The name of my business comes from two sources. The first one being I use raw beeswax to mix my own encaustic paints. Encaustic painting is my first love in artwork. The second is that I am a self-taught visual artist with no formal training in the arts. Hence, I am a raw artist working on canvas. That is how The Raw Canvas Gallery came to be.

Red is considered the most energetic of all the colors and thus is high in "chi". It is used to activate wealth. I use the color red in most of my paintings.

Please email any questions or concerns you may have about my work.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Paypal is the only method of payment. You can pay using your Visa or Mastercard via paypal.

If payment is not made within 24 hours of purchase the painting will be relisted for sale.

Please communicate with me if you have changed your mind so that it can be put up for sale again.
Shipping
I ship via Canada Post. Delivery time can vary depending on the destination and customs.

I take special care in packaging my paintings. They are bubblewrapped and placed into a custom size shipping box. Please be careful when unwrapping paintings. Do not use a knife or sharp object to cut the bubblewrap as you may damage the paintings. Do not let the packing tape stick to the painting as it may damage the surface.

If you are buying an Encaustic piece please do not leave in a hot car or trunk as it may damage the painting. Encaustic melts at 65 degrees celsius. So please keep this in mind.
Refunds and Exchanges
At this time we do not offer refunds or exchanges. Please be sure to measure your space before purchasing. Proper handling of the painting will prevent you from damaging the painting. Please do not store fine art in extreme hot or cold temperatures. This can cause cracking or other damage to the artwork. Please keep it out of the direct sunlight. Please be careful not to bang, scratch or chip the painting as encaustic can be very fragile.
Additional policies and FAQs
People often ask "Will it melt?". The melting point of wax is between 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit, so if your paintings are melting your house is likely on fire. However as with any fine art, you should keep your paintings away from extreme heat and cold so do not hang anywhere that receives direct sunlight.

Avoid contact with sharp objects including fingernails as the surface of the painting is susceptible to scratching. Scratches cannot totally be removed without the artist’s intervention and minor scratches are best left alone.

When transporting your encaustic painting, the piece must be wrapped well. Wrap the work well in wax paper and bubble paper and box it. Do not leave it in your car for extended periods as heat buildup on a hot day could begin to melt the painting. Extreme cold can be almost as bad, as wax may separate from the braced panel.