"Love to Blossom"
LIMITED EDITION PRINT
You are so special, wonderful and auspicious and might I add that you are the prettiest, kindest and smartest little flower I to have graced this side of the planet in all of the time you have been here. You pretty thing, chin up.
Limited Edition Canvas Print, by Lisa V
Signed and Numbered by the Artist,
More About the Prints
I create vivid, impressionistic oil paintings that capture the feeling of being outdoors. All my prints come from my paintings that are inspired by my travels throughout the Northwest and Vineyards from around the world. My technique is done with deep colors and loose brush strokes, in a wet-on-wet technique known as alla prima. Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at first attempt" and is loosely applied to any painting that is done in a direct, expressive style.
I extensively plan out my paintings before I start painting with a brush, working out compositions and color combinations that will most effectively capture the drama of the landscape. I work with a limited palette of 4-5 colors, which I mix into a wide variety of hues and values appropriate to the scene I am creating. When it comes time to paint, I try to get the painting "right the first time," using as few brush strokes as possible to capture the immediacy and tado moment. The French term for this application is premier coup. You can see the texture of every brush stroke in my paintings, since I do not layer or thin my paint with turpentine. The result is an impasto oil painting that has additional depth and movement from the thick texture of the paint.
Shipping Your Print:
• We are currently offering free shipping for prints shipped within the United States. Overseas international shipping generally runs about 20% of the cost of the print, which includes crating and insurance.
• Shortly after you have completed checking out on the website we will provide you with a shipping date and tracking number.
• We are currently using UPS as our shipping carrier. We have ten years of experience shipping hundreds of Lisa's oil paintings and prints across the globe, and we have not damaged a single piece in shipping.
• Your print will be safely shipped with full insurance.
Hanging Your Print:
My prints are created on cotton canvases and mounted on real wood stretcher bars on 1-1/2" deep canvas, with the print continued around the edge of the canvas. This type of canvas can be hung without a frame, for a contemporary look in your home.
All my canvases are pre-wired and arrive ready to hang. To help keep your print level, I recommend hanging your print from a pair of Ook picture hanging hooks spaced apart on the wall. You can also use a small ball of museum wax at the corners to keep your print firmly fixed in place on the wall.
My prints are un-framed with a gallery wrap around edge so that the print wraps around the canvas in full color. There is no frame needed however, we are happy to help you find the perfect frame for your new print if you desire.
Please contact my gallery to get a quote for a frame for your original if desired.
A Word on Lighting:
Your print will look different depending on the changing quality of the surrounding light. Natural ambient light will create a nice feel for your print during daylight hours, the colors subtly changing as the sun rises and sets throughout the day. At night, however, you will be fully reliant on artificial light to illuminate your artwork. Have you ever noticed how great art looks in a gallery setting? Art galleries use warm or cool-toned spot lighting to accentuate the colors in the painting, and they usually intensify the light on the painting's center of attention.
You can imitate this effect in your own home by installing halogen or LED directional spot lighting in the ceiling above your painting. These lights are surprisingly inexpensive to install (an electrician can install them in a few hours), and if you wish you can purchase the fixtures and bulbs yourself on line. As a general rule, use cool lighting to illuminate a painting that has predominately cool colors, and use warm lighting on a print with mostly warm colors (the wrong color bulb can cause your painting to look "muddy.")
Many houses are already fitted with some sort of recessed ceiling fixtures. These can be adapted to directional spot lighting with minor handyman work. Even without direct lighting on your painting, however, the artwork will still present well with nearby incandescent lighting. One thing to avoid is hanging your painting behind a hanging chandelier, which will cast a direct glare spot in the middle of the painting, without highlighting the natural colors and texture of the painting. A light that is angled from above, or even from the side, will allow you to see the thick brushwork, see each subtle variation in color, and truly enjoy your painting in a whole new light.
Lisa V, Artist
Gallery Wrap Limited Edition Prints
These prints are created on artist-selected museum quality canvas, with inks and finishes that Lisa has determined most closely capture the look of her original oil paintings. These Limited-edition canvas prints use the finest Epson inks available. These prints are designed to last a lifetime without fading, as long as they are not hung in direct sunlight. The high-quality canvas provides a consistent and smooth glossy printing surface that allows for an incredibly rich and deep colors, while still offering the traditional look and feel of artist canvas. The semi-gloss finish ensures full color saturation and adds a protective varnish over the print. There is no embellished texture applied to the prints; the photography of the painting accurately captures the beautiful texture of Lisa's original.
Canvas is wrapped around a 1.5" thick wood frame. (1.5" thick) Ready to Hang and Enjoy.