I have begun a couple of new Acrylic paintings to join my ever growing collection. After painting our Springer Spaniel swimming, having 2 Labradors also I wanted to create a trio of paintings of them and after thoroughly enjoying painting the water in Casper's painting, I decided that this would be the theme of the trio and so went off to Woodhorn's QEII park here in Northumberland to get some photographs of him. Haze is rather excitable and went off jumping in to the water on numerous occasions, which caused him to sprain his tail! poor boy! Luckily, it was ok after a few days and it did not bother him much, so I got a lovely, natural photograph of him enjoying his swim on a sunny Sunday! Here is progress so far of the rough base layers, this is also a 11" x 14" on Gessobord.
The 2nd painting is a 12" x 12" of a beautiful little Black Daschund called Miss Molly. She lives in the USA with her family and the stunning composition image had been posted by her Mom sometime last year and I fell in love with it straight away and asked if I would be able to use it for this painting, luckily her Mom was more than happy for me to use it and I got started. Molly is surrounded by Cherry Blossoms and so this painting is going to take a good few hours to lay down all the rough base layers before I even get to adding the fine details!! Both these paintings will have texture added in places applied with a palette knife to give the unique finish to every painting I do.
Each painting is created using a layering process on a ¾" thick heart shaped MDF board which is sourced from a reputable, FSC certified company and finished off with 2 layers of UVLS satin varnish which offers additional protection from UV light to ensure your painting is sufficiently protected.
These Traditional Heart portraits are a great price for giving as a gift to a loved one or even as remembrance plaques for those loved ones who have passed away as they can be created to stand or hang beside memento's of those we have loved & lost.
Take a look at the TRADITIONAL HEARTS page if you wish to find out more.
I recently ordered a couple of Giclee Prints of two of my Big Cat Artworks. The Sumatran Tiger (left) was created in Acrylics and the Amur Leopard was created in Coloured Pencils.
Any print I offer for sale has been printed on archival paper and mounted using a Traditional hanging method also using Archival and Acid free products and have a lifespan of around 75+ years! Every print also comes with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity.
HOW MUCH DOES A PRINT COST?
I offer 2 sizes of print at the following prices:
A4 fits into a standard 12" x 16" frame COST: £45.00
A3 fits into a standard 16" x 20" frame COST: £60.00
Both have FREE delivery within the UK (please check P & P costs for International)
If you have found a piece of Art on my website that you would love to own but do not have the budget for, a print is a cheaper alternative. Take a look on my ART FOR SALE page or the GICLEE PRINTS page, both will show which Original Artworks can be purchased as a print.
If I have stock available, delivery is around 2 - 3 days, if a print is out of stock, it will be placed on order for you and delivery can take between 1 - 2 weeks.
Karen M Berisford
- Acrylic paintings
- Coloured pencil portraits
Videos from the studio - art in progress
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