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.
Claude Oscar Monet painted the floral still life simply entitled Asters in 1880. The artist had recently lost his beloved wife Camille Doncieux, who was the muse for many of his paintings, like in La Japonaise, The Woman in the Green dress, Madame Monet and Child in a Garden, and in many other artworks. She became sick in 1876 and passed away in 1879, about a year after the birth of Michel, their second child – Monet portrayed her on her deathbed.
The Impressionist and his wife had moved to Vétheuil, where they lived temporarily with the Hoschedé family. Ernst Hoschedé became Monet’s patron, but in 1878 he left for Belgium as he had gone bankrupt, leaving Monet to help the family financially. With the death of his wife, the painter relied on Alice Hoschedé to help him raise his children, as she had many kids of her own as well, and took his two sons to Paris with her. Eventually, their friendship blossomed into love and Monet, and Alice became lovers. In 1880, the same year the artist painted Asters, she returned to her home in Vétheuil, and they all joined as one big family.
The painting Asters was structured in a traditional way, for a still life. Monet centers the vase on the canvas filling more than half with the bundle of white, blossoming flowers. The glossy wooden table breaks the composition as the rounded corner can be seen ending on the bottom right side. The detail the painter gives to the table is exquisite, using a warm brown tonality to portray the carved details of the rims. The wood was painted in mostly dark shades of brown and looks to be highly polished, as the yellow-orange vase with blue and white painted ornaments reflects on the table.
The asters are highlighted in this still life, as they hold a dark green base, representing the leaves that are deep in the massive and loosely painted bouquet, making the white flowers with yellow cores pop in the viewer’s eyes. The background is particularly expressive, even though it is not the main subject of the painting. Monet beautifully combines the whole color palette on the back wall, in expressive brush strokes of brown, orange, green, blue, and yellow – giving this still life a genuinely Impressionistic atmosphere.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Asters, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Asters 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.