This one's looking for new home.
Water is my inspiration. Did you know that I was a watercolor painter first?
My college concentration was watercolor & I even won first place in a NC Watercolor Society show in mid 1990's. (& my two paintings in show sold before show even opened!)
Mostly, I painted large scale figures in water. This one is a pivotal piece & personal favorite.(One of few "men in water" painted in 25 years!)
Why else would I still have a painting of mine from 1991 hanging in our home?! (I'm not one of those artists who keeps their work around.)
However, it's rather large for our small house & has been hanging on only wall spacious enough for nine years. We're ready for a change! (I'd rather not store it.)
So, it's available for $1200.
(Custom framing was done by the incredible Kassandra of Applewood Gallery. Almost a decade ago, custom frame job was $600!)
Frame is 24.5"x44.5" & is hung with two D rings on back. All materials are archival & glass is UV. Watercolor, itself, is 22"x30" on 300# archival watercolor paper. Painting is glued to acid free mat backing. Warm off-white, not bright white, paper/mat. (I used archival glue since too difficult to use paper hinges when I first framed it, by myself, in early 1990's!)
IF you like what you see here, you'll love the original. This dark brown frame will go well in a fine home - either modern or classical because of clean lines. Want more info or better pic? Let me know. I will deliver if in Charlotte area. Can be shipped for additional charge. (FYI, it's a heavy piece & shipping won't be cheap!)
Finally, because it is the ONLY piece from this time I have access to, I'm selling it with a special note. (I've never sold any piece with strings... but, this is different since there are maybe a dozen quality, large scale figure in water, watercolors of mine.)
IF you buy this piece, I want to A) be able to buy it back if you decide you don't want it later, and B) I might want to borrow it for retrospective-type show down the road.
I rarely get sentimental about my art, but as mentioned this is very significant painting - for a number of reasons. It's simply too big for our tiny house & I would rather someone enjoy it than to box it up!!