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 Impressionist painter Claude Oscar Monet traveled extensively through Europe and the Mediterranean coast during the 1880s. He began a relationship with Alice Hoschedé at the time, and they got married only a decade later. She was left with six children from her previous marriage and helped the artist by taking in his two small kids after his first wife, Camille, passed away. Their friendship eventually grew into a beautiful romance, and in 1883, they all moved together to a small house in Giverny.
Monet continued his travels, as he aimed to establish a solid career as a painter and was searching for different landscapes to portray. He began to sell paintings in many locations and even had several sold overseas, changing his financial situation drastically. Because of this new stability, Monet was able to spend more time in Giverny with his family. He purchased the house that they began renting, as well as much land adjacent to their property. The Impressionist’s love for nature and gardening grew as much as his new living creation. Today, Monet’s garden in Giverny is open for visitation and is preserved the way he left it. This scene is a fantastical display of nature and a dream for any painter to experience.
With various gardeners to help, Monet expanded his garden with an infinite amount of flowers, like roses, irises, and poppies, as well as towering trees, like cypresses and willow trees. The Japanese art influenced the painter during his whole career, and its impact shows in his paintings as well as in his garden, his most beautiful masterpiece, as Monet himself called it. Eventually, he installed a pond and built a Japanese bridge over it, which became his favorite spot of the garden.
The oil painting Water-Lilies 2 is one of the many portrayals of the exotic water lilies Monet imported from South America and North Africa to create the perfect view. The artist loved this view so much he concluded over two hundred and fifty paintings depicting it. In this version, the Impressionist painted the water with rich tonalities of blue, violet, and a touch of green – that seems to be a reflection of the surrounding vegetation. The lilies are pink and white and loosely painted over the green clusters of floating leaves.
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 Water-Lilies 2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water-Lilies 2 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.