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The watercolor A Great Tree was painted in 1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, and it shows a single tree on the rocky ground. Its branches are all twisted in a very expressive manner. Turner started off his artistic renderings using the watercolor as the primary medium.
Even though he studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and received guidance and counsellings from great English Romantic artists of the time, he liked to search for new types of pigments. The results must have been mesmerizing when freshly made, but not all resisted time. It is said that his mentors from the academy advised him to stick to the suitable lasting pigments, but he wanted to achieve the best colors possible and invested in experimentations of materials. This means that some of his works we cannot know what were actually like when Turner painted them.
This view on art-making also reflects in the style Turner used to render his landscapes and marines. He was more interested in showing the volatility of nature than its realistic appearance. When Turner painted a storm, he wanted to translate into the canvas the sensations that such climatic phenomenon would give to someone who was actually in it. To achieve this, he used to depict elements with dissolved outlines and masses of color.
This particular watercolor shows the mastery with which Turner rendered landscapes. The branches of the tree that seem to be closer to the viewer were painted with very clear shades of a yellowish brown, giving the perfect sensation of direct sunlight.The more distanced branches were painted in shades of brown and the leaves in green tones, whereas the leaves that are sunlit were painted with shades of orange.
This is a simple composition. The foreground is where the tree and the ground full of rocks are. The background is only the sky, giving the sensation that the tree is on top of a cliff. The clouds are all clear, but their hue is similar to the one of the bright parts of the tree, giving the sensation of the possibility of rain.
After Turner reached mastery with the watercolors, he moved to oil paintings. The interesting thing about these later works from Turner is that he applied the oil paints as if they were watercolors. This was only possible because of his homemade preparation of the paints, which was something widespread for artists to do at the time.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Great Tree, c.1796, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Great Tree, c.1796 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.
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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.
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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.
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