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"Sundown In The 6ix" 12x24" Painting

"Sundown In The 6ix" 12x24" Painting

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This is a 12x24” acrylic and oil painting on a gallery thick (1.5”) birch wood panel.

The scene is of the Toronto, Canada skyline, as seen from Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. The gorgeous image referenced for this painting is by photographer Berkay Gümüstekin (sberg.photo).

Back in June 2022, I went on my first day trip to the Toronto islands and found it magical. It's easy for me, an Ottawa girl, to limit Toronto to a metropolis of concrete and glass, but living here since 2021, making this place my home and then deciding to capture aspects of it with my paintbrush strokes has more thoroughly opened my eyes to the beauty of this wonderful city. I'm genuinely eager to paint the next Toronto scenes I have in mind.

"Sundown In The 6ix" is a blend of my ever-deepening love for Toronto, my always-present obsession with dramatic skies and my constant draw towards capturing water and the play of light across reflective surfaces. I admit, I'm especially fond of the green TD Tower sign, the little lightbulb highlights along the skyline, and the sunburst through the west-end buildings.

Details

Fine Art Paper Giclée

The fine art paper print comes borderless and without a frame, the photos featuring frames are simply to help visualize the art. The fine art paper used is archival quality and has a matte finish.

Stretched Canvas Giclée

The canvas print is stretched onto a 1.5" deep wooden frame, the print is mirrored around the edges to mimic how the original painting's scene wraps onto the edge of the panel. The canvas used is archival quality and has a satin finish.

Care Guide

Handle the print as lightly as possible, with oil-free, gloved hands if possible. The oils from our skin can tarnish and discolour the surface of the print.

What is a "giclée"?

Giclée (pronounced jhee-clay) is the term coined for the latest generation of fine art reproduction. The term means “to spurt” in French and comes from the fact that a giclée printer is basically an inkjet printer taken to the extreme. Giclées are printed with a microscopic sized dot pattern allowing for virtual continuous tone printing. Using 10 different coloured inks we are able to capture a range of colours previously unheard of, resulting in the absolute highest quality print imaginable.

Open vs. Limited Edition

Open Edition:

While of the same excellent quality as a limited edition print, there is no limit to the number of copies that will be made of the original painting when offered as an open edition print. These prints are priced more economically than their higher value counterparts for this reason.

Limited Edition:

These prints are offered as a singular, limited batch, usually of 100. Once the available prints are sold, there will not be more made. Limited edition prints are signed, dated, numbered to show which print out of the batch each is and they come with a certificate of authenticity. Due to the limited nature of these prints, they are valued higher than open edition prints.

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Dive into nature

It was standing in bafflement, trying to take in the wonder of the natural world that originally compelled me to paint. I wanted to see if it was possible to capture the essence of a sunset, the delicacy of a misty sunrise, the soothing balm that is a placid lake under a bluebird sky.

As an artist, I find massive inspiration in and creative recharging through nature, so I would say that regular trips out into the world, whether via plane or simply a pair of hiking boots with a dog leash in hand, is necessary to my artistic practice.

Landscapes were what pulled me into the art world and had me intrigued to stay long enough to see improvement from my early work. Though now I’ve progressed beyond painting only landscapes, I can’t see myself ever being totally satisfied with only using my camera to extol the glory of an outdoor scene.