About This Painting
This title was inspired by something I caught sight of while walking the dog just before dark: a middle-aged man sitting on his porch, singing his heart out in a melancholy sort of way next to ten sea-green bottles of beer, a framed photo of a loved one, and a set of speakers trumpeting Latin music. This painting is an ode to the sad, funny, grotesque, and beautiful shapes our grief can take.
About This Listing
This is a 4x4 studio gouache painting completed on professional-grade watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wooden panel 1.5 inches thick. To protect the water-based gouache paint from moisture, the painting has been lovingly treated with a three-step varnishing process consisting of a spray varnish suitable for water-based media, an isolation coat, and two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish. The basswood panel has been sealed with buffed finishing wax to increase its longevity, and a signed label affixed to the back certifies its authenticity and specifications. The painting has already been glued into a custom poplar frame handmade by a local craftsman. Including the frame, the full dimensions of this piece are just under 5x5x2 inches.
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.
This painting ships for free within the United States. To arrange international shipping, please reach out to me via the contact form with information about the piece you'd like to purchase and where you need it shipped to. (Please note that international shipping for framed original artwork can be quite pricey, and you will be responsible for any customs fee or import taxes that may arise.)
© 2022 Bryana Joy
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