Bluebeards Castle - Limited Edition Unframed Giclee Print of Original Oil Painting woman surprised at sunset with modern geometric landscape

$362.00


"Bluebeard’s Castle"
©2015 Alysa Rowlands

This is a signed limited edition 12" x 12" Unframed fine art Giclee Print of the original oil painting "Bluebeards Castle".
Also available framed (see separate listing).

Please Note: Giclee Prints may have some areas of hand-coloring by the artist to ensure the saturated colors of the original oil painting are represented.

Archival Giclee Print includes:
Certificate of Authenticity, SpaceTime show exhibition card featuring "Bluebeards Castle" from the "SpaceTime Exhbition" in NY, NY, and the printed Painting Dossier including the creation progress timeline of the Original Painting.

The limited Giclee Print edition consists of 25 Signed and Numbered Giclee prints, plus 1 Print Test, 2 Artist Proofs. NO additional prints will be created.

Of the 25 prints available, the numbers 1-10/25 will be reserved for Print sets of the square paintings in the Space Time Series: Constellations, Venus with Dog, The Cabin, Rising, Sunset, Bluebeards Castle

Original Painting Details:
32"H x 32"W x 1.5"D, Oil on Canvas
Painting Creation Dates: March 16, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Painting Narrative:
This painting was inspired by a night at the Opera Here, heroine of the painting is surprised at what she finds at top of the stairs and yet she continues. The painting fell off the easel not long after it’s started, so the slight splintering of the stretcher bar was incorporated into the painting - you can see it in the hole at the top of the Castle steps (to dispose of body parts?) in the bottom right of the canvas.

Technical:
This Painting uses multiple kinds of perspective techniques including:
Chromatic perspective
Multiple Vanishing points
Multiple Spatial Planes
Atmospheric perspective

Color: Primary pigments include:
(Green): cobalt green pale, viridian, cadmium green pale (Blue): ultramarine blue, cerulean blue (Red): permanent rose, royal purple lake (Yellow): naples yellow genuine dark (Orange): cadmium orange (Violet): cobalt violet pale & dark Earth Colors): raw umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna

Influences:
This painting was influenced by the Opera Bluebeard’s Castle which was produced by the Met Opera in the winter of 2015
http://www.metopera.org/Discover/Synposes-Archive/Iolanta-Bluebeard-Castle/

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Giclee Prints are listed at 12"X12" but other sizes are available including 16"X16" and 24"X24"

How long does it take if I commission an original oil painting?

Original Oil Paintings can take 3-4 months to complete due the technical nature of laying the thin layers of paint, and the spatial complexities. You'll get weekly progress updates of your painting while it's being developed.

Where can I buy frames for the unframed Giclee Prints?

I'm working on a short video with suggestions for Frames. I just purchased 18" square frames from West Elm that worked out nicely. I'm ordering some custom mats to use with the frames.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing frames is that the print image is 12"X12" but the paper is larger, usually around 13" Square.

Frame sizes are generally the outside dimensions of the frame, not the inside dimensions that hold the paper.

Generally, for a classic 2" border (matted or floating), you want a frame that is at least 17" Square.

In the decor shot in the About section, the nickel frame with the gray backing is 17.5" square, and the black gallery frame is 18" square.

Where can I buy frames for the unframed Giclee Prints?

I'm working on a short video with suggestions for Frames. I just purchased 18" square frames from West Elm that worked out nicely. I'm also ordering custom mats to use with the frames from another source.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing frames is that the print image is 12"X12" but the paper is larger, usually around 13" Square.

Frame sizes are generally the outside dimensions of the frame, not the inside dimensions that hold the paper.

Generally, for a classic 2" border (matted or floating), you want a frame that is at least 17" Square.

In the decor shot in the About section, the nickel frame with the gray backing is 17.5" square, and the black gallery frame is 18" square.

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