THE STORY OF "SPIRIT OF A TREE":
My hands were blue with paint as I laid beside the canvas on the floor, feeling the colors and sensing a spirit ready to come through. I began to paint a shape and found a sense of surprise as the vision of a tree erupted from the ground. All living things have an essence, a spirit. I thought to myself, how can I depict the spirit within a tree, without painting an archetypical tree?
Different shades of white seemed to slide so easily up and down the canvas. Tiny flakes fell from the large clusters of white branches and leaves at the top. These were little kisses of life that floated down to the flowers, grass and earth below. In turn, these flowers, grass and earth reciprocated little kisses of life back to this grand spirit within the tree. ...And so is life. A cyclical sweetness of kisses and connecting spirits.
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!