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 20x24 inches (50x60 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 oil painting Estes Park, Colorado is one of the paradisiac renderings that the artist Albert Bierstadt made of the Rocky Mountains Natural Park. This particular work dates back to 1869 and shows a part of the Rocky Mountains located in the Estes Park city.
It is said that Bierstadt was of great importance for the Westward expansion, a movement that started in the early 19th century, but which got stronger with the course of the years. The number of Americans that decided to risk it all and search for a new, more prosperous life in the West, might easily have raised after these paintings made the remote and unknown Western world seem so alluring and paradisiac.
Albert Bierstadt took part in several journeys through the West, starting as he arrived back from his studies in Germany, where he was refining his painting technics for four years in the city of Düsseldorf. In these excursions, he made plentiful sketches that were later used as the model for huge masterpieces. His canvases were sometimes shown in a one-painting exhibition, where people would pay to see his work, which was hidden behind curtains, only opened to the paying public. This added even more value to the rendered sceneries.
The Estes Park, Colorado is one of Bierstadt’s works that exalts the natural beauty of the United States of America. It portraits a landscape with trees, a river, mountains in the background and a beautiful cloudy sky. The way the composition was created, however, gives this scenario a magic atmosphere. It resembles a biblical scene, for the sunlight that breaks through the clouds creates beautiful sunbeams, commonly used in apparitions of angels or God himself in religious representations.
To give this incredible effect of the light as something almost magical, Bierstadt painted the borders of the canvas with darker tones. The area where the sunshine has a lot of contrast, in opposition to the treatment that the painter gave to the rest of the composition. The color palette varies in many shades of brown.
There is a deer on the right bottom corner of the scene. It looks in the direction of the trees that are sunlit on the other riverside. This small point of sunlight over these trees is an important element of the composition. It takes the viewer’s eyes from the foreground, which is also sunlit, directs them to the mountains behind, then to the sky, giving the painting unit.
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 Estes Park, Colorado, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Estes Park, Colorado 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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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
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.