*** Note - the original painting is a finalist in the Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2012 Fine Art competition.***
This is a scene from the NW Metra commuter train. I'm calling this piece "Blue Period", because of a few things. One, it is of the period looking out the window of the train when all you see is the not so attractive and touristy outskirts of the city before entering downtown Chicago. Two, it's of Winter which always makes me melancholy anyway (I'm a Summer person). Three, the color scheme reminds me of one of my favorite paintings - "The Guitarist" from Picasso which by the way is owned by The Art Institute of Chicago. And Four, I'm on the verge of turning 40 and am rather depressed and feeling like I have not accomplished enough with my life thus far.
For those on the more observant side, I also think the 3 ladders are meaningful. I often measure and reflect on my life by the period of time with my three husbands. You could also say they are my 3 adult decades - the last one leading to nowheresville.
The 18x14" print ships unframed. It is ready to be framed in a standard 24x18" frame you can get most retail stores even Walmart. Frame shops like Hobby Lobby or Michaels - can cut a mat for you in your color choice. Be sure to leave 1/4 in on all sides except the bottom (1/2 or 3/4" to show the signature and edition).
Giclée printing is currently the highest quality standard for printing single or limited edition prints on paper or canvas. The term "giclée" (pronounced "ZHEE-CLAY") is a French word meaning "to spray." Giclée prints are created by spraying millions of droplets of ink onto your choice of fine art substrates.
Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, giclée prints have undergone extensive third party fade testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, giclée prints made with wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last over 80 years without noticeable fade.
High grade, smooth finish paper is used for prints, picking up all the detail of the original canvas. Only 100 are produced in this series. Each paper print is signed by me in pencil in the lower left-hand corner with title in middle and edition number in the right. My limited edition prints are imaged and printed by Osio Brown Editions.
About Osio Brown:
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Copyright Joy Appenzeller Bauer, 2011