Mixed Media on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
Signed certificate of authenticity.
This artwork comes with an external frame
Bluethumb Top Selling Artist.
Super Romance is based on Giordano imagery from “Superman and Wonder Woman no.32” and mashed up with classic vintage pages from the same time. Features red, blue, yellow, black, cream and white acrylics, sugar sprays and inks!
To add one new level of complexity, I have added a custom etched timber frame to this piece. A process that took hours to work out how to actually do...... and then implement. I'm not sure it’s a thing for the future, as it adds so much time to the creation of each piece.... but boy, it was satisfying.
I have seen some gorgeous things over the years inside vintage books as many are from the olden days when a book was a cherished birthday or Christmas present. I will sometimes chose a book that has a similar theme to the subject matter, but sometimes will chose something contrasting. Each piece will have texturing where the subject is.
These days many artists claim paintings on books, or painting book covers is their own invented style.... its not. Books have been used as subject matter by some artists for over 50 or 60 years, including replications of Penguin Book covers and spines. I initially started painting on Book bases and Comics after seeing a gorgeous huge, tree piece on book pages by US artist Raine Bedsole in the original Twilight movie in 2008 (Yes I did watch that LOL). As with much art and things in popular culture, its remixed and reformed into something new based on ones own style. Homage to all those that have come before me and contune to use and paint books. It makes for a wonderfully interesting base, adding to the narrative and interest of the subject matter..... and in some weird way replenishes this loved past time of reading.
These pieces arrive stretched on a quality 40mm frame wrapped in linen, with a gloss coat of varnish and gallery finished edges. I take my depth of canvas to a different level believing a canvas has 5 sides and should be painted and finished as such.
Did I mention I love commissions? So, if you would like a similar piece to this one, different sizes, colours formats etc, just hit me up! I’d love to hear what you have in mind.
I have been a full-time artist for 10 years now and feel blessed that I can do this wonderful thing for a job. In that time, I have now sold over 5000 pieces globally, with pieces in collections in some 30 countries... and of course most of them have been at the larger end of the scale.
My spunky wife Wendy is CFO and runs a lot of the “day to days” including logistics, leaving me to answer enquiries and do that other important part..... painting!
Most of my paintings arrive ready to hang. I do recommend that the really really big ones, some of the heavier pieces and some of the specialist pieces, such as pallets be installed by a professional hanger. This is cheaper than you may think and would be in the $150 to $250 range. I have partners in most areas that I can recommend if you need help. If you would like more information, just ask away. Wendy & I want to make it as easy as possible for you.
Freight and delivery:
Global shipping is included in the listed prices however, if you happened to be in an extremely remote area, we may put our hand up and ask for a little bit of monetary assistance. We package the paintings securely in twin walled, reinforced, CUSTOM MADE “Franko” cartons, with additional protective inserts & of course the painting is wrapped in bubble wrap for rub protection. Wendy & I are the consummate professionals in all that we do. Our trusted freight partners are TNT, Fastway and DHL. Often with larger pieces and local deliveries, we arrange direct delivery with our own driver.
All paintings are sent fully insured.
Finally, all works come with a Certificate of Authenticity and free hugs and kisses!
Acrylics, sugar sprays, inks & book pages with gloss finish and custom etched frame. This painting is on a 40mm quality frame.
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Stretched and ready to hang
This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.
It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 106.0(W) x 146.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 100.0(W) x 140.0(H).