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Pacific Northwest - Oil on Canvas

02 Apr, 2024

Pacific Northwest

Original 18x24 inch Oil on Canvas

A question I often get is -why are original paintings priced the way they are? This specific painting Is the culmination of about 100 hours spent on the easel. I’m pretty sure the ferns were repainted 3 times, and if you look closely there are a lot of ferns in this painting.  Significant time is also spent staring at the piece thinking about color composition, color contrast, the right visual depth, and most importantly does it evoke emotion. I hope that gives some perspective into the cost. The cost has little to do with the size and everything to do with time spent and perceived value by the artist.

Prints Available - I have 3 types of prints available for this piece.

Limited Edition Signed Prints ($250) – I do these in runs of 30 prints and they are numbered in the order they are purchased. They come with a Certificate of Authenticity that identifies the number in the series, and I sign and seal these as well. These are museum quality, giclee archival prints on natural 100% cotton rag paper. This paper is 21 mil, 340gsm cold press with a textured surface. I always try to do the limited edition prints in the same size as the original as well, so these prints are 18x24 inches.

Canvas Prints ($175) - I am offering 18x24 inch canvas prints in the same size as the original. These are museum quality stretched canvas prints. I use a third party to fulfill these and, although my signature will be in the bottom right corner, these prints do not have my wet signature. The plus side is because these are printed on stretched canvas they look and feel the most like tbe original piece without the need for framing!

Museum-Quality Posters ($15 to $125) – Lasty I offer museum quality giclee prints on matte paper. Each poster is printed with multicolor, water-based inkjet printing technique that yields brilliant prints. Same as the canvas prints, I use a third party for fulfillment, and I offer a wide variety of size options for the Poster Prints.

More about the Painting

We are all of us searching for something, and maybe you are one of the lucky ones who have found it. I have spent my life with the world screaming in my head to go further, feel everything, see it all, go and be free in the wild… A wild child destined to roam fully with excitement, enthusiasm, and motivated but at the same time a terrified, infuriating mess. I think in a way this painting is more than just a landscape it’s a part of who I am. The path goes endlessly on, and we keep walking, for it’s the only thing we can do. The mist playing memories in my mind, and the trees holding them, to visit the forest alone is to visit your past and present all at once. Life can be dark, and if you let it, it can get you down on yourself. If we only keep our heads to the horizon, even if it is not clearly in view, and keep moving forward the light always finds a way to trickle through, speaking to our resilience as humans. Life is all around, dying, starting, and becoming something new showing us there is always room for forgiveness and different beginnings. Maybe I’m putting a lot in a painting, maybe it is just a path into the beautiful woods of the Pacific Northwest, but that’s what it made me feel when I was painting it.