Specks of Stars: You're a good egg.
There is a positive message originally painted on the canvas and then painted over with bright colors and thick, textured paint. The message is written on the back as well. When you buy one, if you would like to write something (or tell me something if you are distant) on the next empty canvas, I will use that as inspiration for my next painting. It's an easier idea to explain in person, so if you have questions please call, email, send smoke signals or a homing pigeon.
Do Some Good: 10% of the profits from the Specks of Stars series will be donated to organizations that promote public art in Idaho.
Dimensions: Each painting is original, painted and sold individually on a 4 inch x 4 inch gallery profile canvas, 1 3/8" depth and back stapled, however, this painting is 1 5/8" depth as the canvas was the same type as all the others but for some reason deeper sides which I didn't notice until I hung them all up together. The sides are painted Prussian Blue.
The idea: I want art to make you happy. I took that idea literally and wrote something positive, happy or hopeful on each canvas (and write it on the back). Then, I paint over the message so it becomes part of the work. When someone buys one, I have them write something on the next empty canvas and then I paint that. It increases connection and community. The goal is to leave a little wish, thought or just good energy for someone else out there. I use bright colors so they are not only an actual bright spot in your house but they've also got some good thoughts floating around with them. I am posting all of the before-paint and after-paint images so that you can check up on your thoughts.
The series: Specks of Stars is an ongoing series that began in 2018 and will be continued indefinitly.
Photos: The individual painting is displayed on the first photo. I have tried to make the photo colors as close to the original painting as possible, however there is variation in screen calibration. The second photo shows the message that was originally written on the photo before it was painted. The final paintings and videos show the canvases on display at various festivals or events to give a better idea of the series. If you would like to see more photos, just let me know and I would be happy to send you all the photos you might need.
Shipping Rates & Information
1 or 2, each is a 4x4 in. oil on canvas: $8.95
3 or 4, each is a 4x4 in. oil on canvas: $14.95
More than 4, each is a 4x4 in. oil on canvas: $19.95
Combined with larger work: Contact me for a quote, I'll do everything I can to make shipping as efficient and inexpensive as possible while still getting the work to you safely.
I ship small works USPS priority mail and charge the prices the post office charges me plus a small amount of handling for the packing materials. One to two 4x4 canvases will fit in a small flat rate box. Three to 4 will fit in a medium flat rate box. More than 4 usually requires a large flat rate box. I will pad them all carefully. If there is ever a problem with shipping damage, they are insured through the priority mail service and I will either fix the one you have or paint you a new one.
I want you to love, love, love the piece you purchase. If you ever have any problems with it, please let me know and I will fix it or paint you something new. If you change your mind within 30 days, I will refund you the full purchase price, less shipping costs once you send the painting back to me.
It is best to keep your painting in an area that does not get direct sunlight. Although I use lightfast paints from Gamblin, so the colors should be maintained for a long time, it is still a good idea to avoid direct, harsh light.
Each painting is varnished to protect it. If it ever gets dusty or dirty, the varnish can be removed without affecting the underlying paint and then revarnished.
Each painting can be hung with hardware or even just a small nail since they are lightweight. The 4x4 paintings come without hardware because you may find that a shelf or desk is the perfect place for your painting. If you think you'll need hardware, let me know before I ship the painting and I can put a hanger and two nails in the package for you to attach as you wish.
If there are any issues or problems over time, please contact me so that I can fix them or paint you something new.