"Bello, Bello" Canvas Hand Embellished Matted Painting-Print by Dr Franky Dolan
THE STORY OF "BELLO, BELLO": Bello, the name of a beautiful boy. His face appears from yesteryear; a world of Baroque courts and horse-run carriages. People commonly walked on the earth, breathed the purest air, and acted on instinct then. As I began painting him, I felt a presence with me, whispering words of rich culture and a time passed. I tapped into it and began unapologetically flirting with androgyny. I let go of all confinement and restriction from the gender roles that we play. He has a feminine, androgynous look, as many strong men of his time had. It makes me think, if all of us were to live as our truest selves, the world would turn with such ease and happiness.
His essence represents a balance of many life qualities. A youthfulness that seems beyond its years; a robust masculinity that can only be fully enjoyed through his graceful femininity. No boundaries, driven for fashion, style and high art. A moment, taken from time, shared on canvas. He wants us to know that his legacy of living a full and rich life, can be shared by all who open their hearts. Put your insecurities on a ship that sails back to yesterday. Let them stay there, behind you. As for today, grow a rich beautiful garden of life in the center of your soul. Find your truest, most enchanted self, and let it bloom with sweet fragrance for the world to enjoy. Embrace your truest self, and you too will be Bello, Bello beautiful.
Dr Franky Dolan
THE CUSTOM MATTED, HAND EMBELLISHMENT PROCESS:
MATTED 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24: Sizes indicate the outer measurements of the mat board. The images fit at a proportionate ratio, slightly smaller than the mat board. This allows for keeping the full painting image, as opposed to cropping out part of the image to fit into standard frames.
*STAGE 1: An authentic cloth canvas print is created from an original Dr Franky Dolan painting.
*STAGE 2: The canvas print is lightly painted over, and hand embellished with extra focus in random spots, by Dr Dolan himself. The same paints as the first original painting, are used to embellish the canvas print.
*STAGE 3: We then make it much easier for you, and much more beautiful, by custom-fitting an extra-heavy bright white mat board, measuring 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24, depending on the size that you order. We fit the image between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board.
TIME: The overall process takes approximately 1-2 weeks to complete. If you are needing a fast turn-around, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.
SHIPPING: We then skillfully wrap and professionally pack each painting, adding bonus cards with the story of your image, and information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery! -Free shipping on additional items placed in the same order!
DETAILS: A real canvas print, hand embellished and signed by the artist, along with highest quality custom-fit front and back matting, is normally incredibly expensive. We do it all in-house ourselves. The end result creates a whole new uniquely original art piece, ever so slightly different than the first original. You will receive the only one of its kind in the world! The final masterpiece painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original signature painted on by Dr Franky Dolan himself!