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 concluded a series of more than two-hundred and fifty portrayals of his water lily pond, a subject he is most known for, including the artwork entitled Water-Lilies 37. The artist rented a house for him and his family in the small town of Giverny in 1883. Monet and Alice Hoschedé got together after difficult times and continued to struggle with finances during this period, as they had eight children to feed. Because of the painters strive for a stable artistic career, he spent much of the 1880s traveling around Europe looking for different sources of inspiration. He particularly enjoyed the views seen in the Mediterranean coast.
Eventually, Monet’s work became well-known, and his financial situation drastically changed. The artist bought the house in Giverny along with much land of adjacent property to create a magnificent garden. The Impressionists had a great passion for their natural surroundings and, because of this they mainly painted en plein air, or outside. But since the sun’s position changes with each moment, they had to work fast. With expressive brush strokes and complementary color palettes, these modern painters captured fleeting moments in beautiful paintings.
The garden in Giverny soon became a meeting point for many artists who shared Monet’s love for horticulture and portraying nature in their art. The Japanese art was significantly important in the development of the Impressionist aesthetic and artistic values. The woodcut prints that came from Japan brought vibrant colors, dark contours and a style never seen before in European art. Monet was particularly inspired by how these artists worked with subjects of human-kinds interaction with exuberant nature, as well as very humble and daily scenes.
The oil painting Water-Lilies 37 is one of the many paintings Monet made of his beloved water lily pond, which he had installed in his garden, along with a Japanese bridge. This version seems to be a night-time view of the pond, as the color palette is very dark. The canvas is mainly a deep dark blue. In loose brushstrokes of black pigment, the artist represented the leaves of the weeping willows that hang over the lilies and reflect in the water. The flowers are light blue with yellow cores, and the green leaves have dark contours.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water-Lilies 37, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water-Lilies 37 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.