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  • Professionally printed (Fine Art Trade Guild approved printer)
  • 400gsm artist-grade cotton canvas
  • 12 colour giclée print
  • UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Clear matte protective varnish
  • Museum quality process and materials
  • Hand-stretched onto top quality pine stretcher bars
  • Neatly finished with framers tape on the back
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A top quality, rolled canvas print – perfect for stretching or framing yourself. All prints have been specially designed to fit standard size wooden stretcher bars. We allow for full gallery wrap on 38mm stretcher bars: the image continues around the sides for a seamless look, rather than being mirrored which is the usual practice. You can frame it behind glass in a standard size frame or have it professionally stretched onto wooden stretcher bars to create a ready-to-hang canvas. Or, if you fancy a bit of DIY, you can stretch your own! Here’s a suggested frame suppliers in the UK - canvasandstretcherbars.co.uk
  • Professionally printed (Fine Art Trade Guild approved printer)
  • 400gsm artist-grade cotton canvas
  • 12 colour giclée print
  • UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Museum quality process and materials

The Quiet Courtyard

175.00

Acrylic mixed media painting on watercolour paper.
41 x 29 cm

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How many hidden courtyards like this must there be in Greece? A space, between the houses where women congregate on white plastic chairs on hot summer evenings to discuss the latest news.

‘The Quiet Courtyard’ is a place of the imagination, inspired by places I’ve visited and the village I currently live in. The flat-roofed, sugar cube house suggests The Cyclades, or possibly Skyros, where I spent several summers. The time of day is most definitely ‘mesimeri’ – the quiet time in the heat of the afternoon, between lunch and the evening coffee. Everything is quiet, apart from the odd dog or cockrel – or it should be, if a neighbour isn’t doing a bit of work on his house!

This mixed media painting was created with layers of acrylic paint, wax and ink on watercolour paper. The first layers of paint were embossed with a variety of tools to create a slightly raised texture and the image was drawn into the wet paint.

When dry, alternate layers of paint and wax were applied and variously scratched into to give a weathered look. The line drawing was done at various points during this process, with and black and blue acrylic ink.

The sky was left without texture, as a clear backdrop for the white washing fluttering in the breeze.

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All original artwork is protectively packaged and carefully wrapped, then sent 1st class with tracking from Greece. You will be notified by email when the parcel ships. Delivery varies according to destination.

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