There’s a First Time for Everything
I’m really excited to present this piece. Not only do I like the piece overall, but this was the first full piece I’ve created on unstretched canvas. I had been contemplating doing it since last year, and kind of did on a piece that I called “The Wilderness,” but that was more an experiment than an actual piece to sell.
The Difference in the Painting
So I’ve found that painting on the flat canvas is a lot easier to do. With the canvas flat, not only can I scrape my paint easier, but when I used really wet paint, it can’t sink in at the middle of the painting and ruin the whole thing. It’s actually kinda nice. But let’s talk about this piece in general.
A Southwest Inspired Piece with a lot of Lines
I’ve been stuck on my scraping method for a few months now, and I can’t explain why. Coming into this piece, I knew that it was going to be a lot of lines, but with distortion. I really like the idea of distorted structure. You can see the structure with the long solid lines of red, orange and turquoise, but the distortion in the small lines that almost rip the color away and displace it against the grain.
It might be hard to see in the pictures, but this piece also has hints of copper in the background, something I intended to really seal the idea of one of Arizona’s initial big industries.
If you have any interest in southwestern colors or Arizona pride, maybe you should consider taking this bad boy off my hands… 🙂
This item comes UNSTRETCHED, meaning flat on the canvas. Creating my paintings on unstretched canvas allows for different effects that cannot be achieved on stretched canvas (canvas on a frame). The advantages to selling this piece unstretched are twofold:
It’s cheaper and easier to ship. For unstretched pieces, I can offer lower prices for the sheer fact that shipping large pieces is expensive no matter how I do it.
Also, you can decide how to stretch it. With raw canvas, you can have a wooden frame made for you by a local framing shop or made with stretcher bars and have it stretched over that. OR you can have it put into a large glass frame and hang it that way. Really, it depends on your tastes, but it’s your decision to make.
The piece allots for 3 inches on each side to be stretched on a gallery style frame (1.5″ thick).
This item ships AS IS. I don’t attach wire so that you can hang any direction you want. This piece can easily be hung with one or two small screws or nails, and can be hung either direction (horizontal or vertical).
Want a Different Version?
Like the piece but want something a tad different? Maybe a slightly different color scheme or size? No worries! I’d love to work with you in creating a custom piece to fit your home, business, or lifestyle! The final price would depend on materials and size, but if you don’t like the final product – you don’t buy it! That easy.
Commission me today to get your custom piece made.
*Items depicted may not be to scale in images.
Shipping in the U.S. and Internationally: Paintings are shipped in the most economical manner at the time, which is generally flat rate via USPS. No matter where you live, shipping is free, no matter the size. Item shipped within 3 to 5 business days. Paintings are shipped in the most economical manner at the time, which is generally flat rate, protected and professionally packed box, via USPS.