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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 Upper Step

175.00

Acrylic mixed media painting on watercolour paper.
40 x 28 cm

Availability: In stock

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SKU ART-ORIG_0219_THE-UPP-STE Category Styles: ,

‘The Upper Step’  is a painting from the imagination and memory… as well as being inspired by everyday life in the village. It’s a bit of an omage to the recycled tins used as planters in Greece.

What Greek village doesn’t have splendid displays of geraniums and potted plants on every street corner? And the pots come in all shapes and colours and sizes, including recycled olive oil tins and feta tins like the one featured in this painting! The 16/17 litre tins make particularly handy pots for plants, with a few holes punched in the bottom for drainage. They can be easily painted and spruced up each year with another coat of paint and last a surprisingly long time before the bottoms rust and they fall apart!

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. The initial image was also drawn into the wet paint at this point. When dry, several layers of paint and wax were applied and scratched into to give a slightly weathered look. Finally, black ink was applied with a stick to define some of the elements.

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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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