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"Can't Stay Long!" (Framed Original Acryla Gouache Soulscape)
"Can't Stay Long!" (Framed Original Acryla Gouache Soulscape)
"Can't Stay Long!" (Framed Original Acryla Gouache Soulscape)
"Can't Stay Long!" (Framed Original Acryla Gouache Soulscape)

"Can't Stay Long!" (Framed Original Acryla Gouache Soulscape)

Regular price
$500.00
Sale price
$500.00

About This Painting
In this painting, I hoped to capture something of the low sigh the soul lets out at the moment it becomes clear the Dove of Peace is taking wing. In time-honored tradition, I tend to conceptualize Peace as a darling bird: that fragile, feathered thing whose arrival gladdens our hearts—but she can’t abide the bombs. See how she tilts her delicate head to peer up at the disconsolate soul? To say, “I’m tremendously fond of you, but would you take a look at this place? Can’t stay long!” I dream a lot about how we can make this planet more homey for the darling bird. I feel the press of her small pink feet on my thumb, the rising hurricane of her wings. Doesn’t it make you always want to call out, even at the risk of some grave personal sacrifice, “O please! Don’t go!”?

About This Listing

This is an 8x10 acryla gouache painting completed on professional-grade watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wooden panel. The painting has been lovingly treated with a three-step varnishing process consisting of a workable spray varnish, an isolation coat, and two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish. The birchwood panel has been sealed with buffed finishing wax to increase its longevity, and a signed label affixed to the back of the panel certifies its authenticity and specifications. The painting has already been framed by the artist in a hardwood floater frame and comes ready to hang! Including the frame, the full dimensions of this piece are 9x11x1.25 inches.

Colors
I do my very best to make sure my scans and photographs provide accurate representations of my artwork, but please do be aware that due to monitor differences the colors you see on your screen may vary slightly from the way the colors appear in person. 

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