Artwork Description

Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This is an original, one off, abstract painting on canvas ready to hang on your beautiful wall.

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I have reduced the price of this painting due to the effect of Corona Virus on the world economy and my income. I am hoping it helps some buyers to beautify their homes in this current situation and be able to support a sole trader - artist (that's me), at the same time.
Prices will return to normal when the world does.

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The gentle flow of water, invisible under currents, drifts, ebbs and flows. Water from above. Water from below the surface. I find these things beautiful and soothing just like creating art.

Water as a subject, context and formal element seems to often find its way back into my artwork. It reveals my passionate love of the sea and all things briny particularly the influence of the locale where I grew up - overlooking Bass Strait. The constant movement of water. The life giving nature and power of water with the fragility of the waters of life. The storms above and below the surface. The colour formations reflected across the water. Powerful under currents, drifts, ebbs and flows. Craggy rock formations, stalagmites, cliff faces. Patterns on a microscopic and macroscopic scale. A peak at the ocean from above or something otherworldly beneath the microscope lens. Incoming and outgoing tides. Floods and deluges. A lovely reminder of the continuous flows and drifts in the waters of life. I find all these things inspiring, meditative and worthy of contemplation.

But then, what I enjoy most about my paintings is that they make people smile with a sense of wonderment and feelings of happiness as well as giving their walls finesse and a visual interest for years to come.

This is one of a pair and both paintings look stunning hanging together. Keep a look out on my other listings. The pair is titled 'Aqueous Flow IX'.

ALL PAINTINGS ARE VARNISHED with Professional Quality Artists Varnish, once they have been photographed. This gives a protective surface and an exquisite sheen that really makes the colours powerful & eye-catching.
The painting is on canvas wrapped around traditional wooden stretcher bars with edges that are a smart 3.5cm deep out from your wall.
The edges are cleaned, staple free and painted a rich black to compliment this painting.
Ready to put on your wall with hanging wire on back.
Painting is signed and titled verso.

FRAMING
This painting can be FRAMED in a beautiful Natural Tasmanian Oak Box frame, or black or white, with edges that are a smart 5cm deep out from your wall for an extra $140 and 10 days to two weeks extra delivery time would be needed. You can also request other coloured frames, but prices may vary. Just ask Bluethumb.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jacquelyn Stephens is a Melbourne based artist who has been successfully exhibiting her paintings for over 20 years since completing a BFA in Painting at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts. She has gained an extensive knowledge of Art, quality art materials, techniques and theory from working closely within the arts industries and in her own art practice. Jacquelyn works full time from her studio on the Melbourne fringe. She has had several successful solo and group exhibitions in commercial galleries and artists run spaces. Her paintings can be seen in many media publications and are held in private collections worldwide. Many of the key themes in her work have been informed by her interest in water, nature, science, the environment and the domain of medicine.

COMMISSIONS: Love this painting but not the right size or something, Jacquelyn is more than happy to create a unique painting for your walls with a commissioned piece to your requirements. Just ask Bluethumb

ADMIN BITS
All images remain the copyright property of the artist, Jacquelyn Stephens.
Please note that Artworks displayed in rooms are for the purpose of illustration only and are not always to exact scale. They are pretty close but be sure to check the dimensions for paintings actual size.
Sold with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' on request.

Some FEEDBACK from my artwork sold online:
'Beautiful piece! Prompt delivery and well packaged! Looks great on the wall for us to enjoy!'
'Fantastic! Thanks for such an easy transaction 5Star'
'Beautiful! A+++'
'Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful painting. Great communication and packaging A+++'
'Thanks Jacquelyn. Great little painting with a neat story.'
'What a beautiful print thanks for the communication as well'
'Very pleased with the quality of this print, great service too, thank you.'

A little more about the painting if you want:
Originally this painting series was inspired by a Leonardo daVinci drawing, 'The Deluge' to which I have been obsessed with and been moved by for years. I admit my painting is not terribly much akin to the beautiful daVinci except in the idea of the flow, the ideas of the outpouring of energies and the raw forces of Nature. The fluidity of the paint naturally lends itself to the pour, the flow, the wash, and the cascade, the soaking. What I am making these paintings I am thinking about ideas of water, the sea, land immersion, climate change and the ocean from above. Water washing away the dirt of life, the cleansing, nurturing growth and renewal. But also rising sea levels and land washing away. Water giving and taking away. To me the end result talks of ice melts, sea drifts, ebbs and flows, the land and the ocean in a continuous love tussle. But there is also a tranquillity to the flowing water, invisible under currents, drifts, ebbs and flows. I find these things beautiful and soothing just like creating art.

Medium

Acrylic & Oil Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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