The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
The West Wind is an incredible 120.7 × 137.2 cm (47.5 × 54.0 in) oil painting by Tom Thomson. The work belongs to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and is dated 1917, the year Thomson passed away. Thomson worked as a professional illustrator, and only in 1912 he began to focus on his career as a painter. Much of Thomson’s work would then focus on the Canadian flora, emphasizing the Algonquian Park. Thomson wasn’t particularly fond of his own work, but he was closely associated with the Group of Seven, one of the foundational Canadian artistic groups. Today, Thomson’s gestural and intensively colorful pictures are praised in the whole country. The West Wind shows a lake view and some stylized pine trees, and it’s similar to his most famous picture, The Jack Pine.
The West Wind was painted on a roughly square canvas. A previous oil sketch was made as a close study, a familiar feat that Thomson employed to test colors and composition, giving a more finished look to the final painting. The first thing Thomson did in The West Wind was an undercover layer of red, which provides a sensation of unity to work. The bottom section of the picture consists of the piece of land: brownish-red hills, patches of grass, purple and blue areas.
After the patch of land, many multicolored curvilinear brushstrokes that make up the lake; yellow, white, purple, green, and deep and light blue are juxtaposed to create the sensation of moving water. This section goes until the image’s middle. Then, Thomson’s shimmering touch on the aspect of water gives way to a more stabilized and linear approach; the mountains in the horizon were done with vertical parallel brushstrokes of the same color, becoming almost flat areas.
After the blue and green mountains, which are outlined by the red underpaint, the area is dominated by the blue sky and the enormous white clouds, done with more transversal and loose strokes. Closer to the viewer, three trees with strong curves create interesting visual patterns and complex rhythms on the first plane. The stylized trees give a particular Art Nouveau flavor to Thomson’s oeuvre, which worked well with decorative traits. The West Wind is a beautiful landscape painting, inviting the eye to plunge into a compelling and luscious composition.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The West Wind, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The West Wind 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.
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Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.