“Vase, Knife, Imari Bowl” has been carefully crafted with the finest materials available, using traditional techniques that have been passed down from artist to artist for over six centuries.
The Finest Materials
To begin, a hardboard panel is cut to the exact desired dimension. It is then coated with several layers of sealant to prevent damage over time from moisture and humidity. Only those panels which lay perfectly flat are selected.
The finest available linen is then glued to the panel, giving an excellent and very durable surface to paint on.
Only the best paints are used, often made with pigments from the furthest corners of the Earth: Bohemian Green… Chinese Vermillion… Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. Paints are chosen for richness of color, proper handling, and above all stability and durability. Again, this artwork is intended to last for a very long time.
This painting was created using techniques pioneered by Monet, and passed on through the Boston School Impressionists of the early 20th century down to the present day.
Rather than beginning with carefully prepared studies and drawings, these paintings are started by applying spots of strong color to a blank white canvas.
More and more color is added, and prominent visual effects are gradually painted in.
As these spots of color and centers of interest are woven together, the overall effect is that the painting “emerges from the fog” as the forms begin to take shape and develop clarity and crispness.
This technique differs from the way most realist paintings are created today, and allows artists to draw on the best of both worlds. Careful attention to accurate and proper shapes is maintained, while the focus on color from the very beginning allows us to incorporate the stunning discoveries about light and color made by the French Impressionists.
The Fruits of Patient Effort
Once complete, the painting must dry completely before a protective layer of varnish is applied and it can be fitted into its frame. From start to finish, a painting such as this one can take up to several months to complete.
“Vase, Knife, Imari Bowl” measures 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15 cm), and is presented in a black frame with an angled panel and an inner gold leaf lip. The outer dimensions of the frame are 14 x 12 inches (35 x 30 cm). Felt pads are affixed to each corner of the back of the frame to prevent any damage to your wall and to ensure that the painting rests perfectly parallel to the wall.
It is ready for your collection today.
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