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.
Fall Plowing is a breathtaking oil on canvas by the 20th-century American painter Grant Wood. The original piece’s location is now with the John Deere Art Collection, a collection focused on Modern American art. Fall Plowing was painted in 1931 when the artist reached national awareness after the critical reaction to American Gothic. The painting depicts a small community called Iowa, localized in Wood’s home state of Iowa. Many of Grant Wood’s landscapes were focused on this region, and with his hard-edge style, he helped shape the identity of 20th-century American art.
The artwork was painted on a horizontal canvas. The picture has a bright, colorful palette, an exception among Wood’s pictures, usually done with muted colors. Still, Fall Plowing employs the hard-edge manner that makes the painter’s work so distinctive. As in many of his landscapes, the composition’s point of view is placed very highly, leaving only a small strip for the sky. Instead, the canvas focuses on land and its fields, helping to reinforce the idea of the countryside as an abundant and nurturing space, one that is a definitive component of American identity.
The picture shows a plowed field in the picture’s lower third. There is a dark-wood plow in the picture’s front, a possible commentary of the strength and importance of rural working in the US. A small green strip shows the long leaves of grass in the area that the plow is located. Beyond them, going down the hill, a brown area with circular lines formed a plowed field. The field is accompanied on both sides by green and yellow leaves done with small and precise brushstrokes. Further, there is another vast crop area.
In the next section, there is a big white area at the center with wheat towers. To its left side, there is a field that goes progressively from green to brown. At the beginning of his section, there are also tall trees with round bushes at the top. Every wheat tower and tree is projecting a big shadow on the field, indicating that it’s a day of intense sun. Even further, there are greener fields, trees, and a farm that can be accessed through roads. The sky is done with looser small strokes, going from pure white to blue. Fall Plowing is an entrancing landscape painted during the highest point of Wood’s creativity.
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 Fall Plowing, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Fall Plowing 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.