Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
While living in the suburbs of Paris, in a town called Vétheuil, in the year of 1877, Claude Oscar Monet painted many landscapes of the region. The Seine river passed through this city and many Impressionists and Post-Impressionist, like Vincent Van Gogh and Pierre Auguste Renoir portrayed various views of it. The summer of 1880 was very productive for Monet, as he depicted the surroundings of the city in a series of paintings.
Monet painted the landscape Apple Trees On The Chantemesle Hill one year after he arrived in Vétheuil. The painting is bathed in natural sunlight and has an unusual composition. The Impressionist painted two apple trees, putting the one on the right as the main figure. The green and yellow leaves contrast beautifully with the dark areas of blue and brown shadow. Specks of red and yellow fill the treetop, representing the growing fruit. Monet painted this tree with great care and detail. The one on its left is smaller and lighter – having its trunk exceed the limit of the canvas.
The grass was portrayed with loose strokes of green and pink, as well as red and yellow areas of flowers or apples that have fallen from the trees. There are large and dark trees in the far background, with only some leaves in the picture. The sky was painted in a small area of bland blue pigment, without too much change in pigments. Monet also painted Apple Trees Near Vétheuil with a similar theme, during the same year. This series of French landscapes beautifully represent Monet’s modern and Impressionist look on nature of his country.
The urge to paint outdoors was present in many modern painters – or as the French called it, painting en plein air. This was partially influenced by the Oriental culture that was being unraveled in Europe. The Japanese woodcut prints became famous amongst the Impressionist artists, as they would collect and trade these artworks between each other. The work of Hokusai was admired for its simplicity, vibrant color palettes, and for using subjects that opposed the rules of the Classic Academies. The Japanese artists did not have the Classic Greek influences that Europe was accustomed to – therefore they worked with simples themes of the daily life as well as portraying the pure beauty of nature.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Apple Trees On The Chantemesle Hill, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Apple Trees On The Chantemesle Hill that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date.