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 watercolor entitled White Barn Owl, from the Farnley Book of Birds was an illustration made by the English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner in 1816. It depicts a simple composition where the head of an owl and insinuations of the upper part of its body were rendered in a centralized composition of watercolor on paper.
This Book of Birds was made by Turner, and it assembles many watercolors of specimens of birds that the artist painted. All of the works show the birds without a scenario. They stand against the white background of the paper. The color palette in this particular work is of browns and greys. The darkest tone was used in the eyes of the owl, which have a glow that gives a realistic touch to it.
Like the other artists of the Romantic movement, Turner valued nature a great deal. This came from the historic moment in which they lived. The Industrial Revolution had changed the lives of the people. The cities were now full of industries which polluted the air and made the life of the workers much harder. As a response to this new social situation, Romanticism developed. The paintings from this period often depict mesmerizing landscapes. The interest for birds which Turner expresses in the rendering of several species in the Book of Birds is an extension of this appreciation for nature.
William Turner came from a simple family. When he was ten, he was sent to live away from what was left of it, with an uncle, for his mother had been hospitalized with severe mental disorders and his only sibling, a sister, had died at the age of five.
After Turner went to live away from his father, he started painting and drawing more frequently, and as a teenager, he got in the Royal Academy of Arts. What allowed him to continue with his studies there was the work as architectural draftsman which he carried through the years in the Academy, for this was a very well-paid activity at the time.
Turner would become a very controversial artist. At the end of his life, he had developed a technique which was like no other of his contemporaries and wanted to express the sensation that nature caused on people and used the materiality of the paint to achieve that. He got many critiques and complements for this revolution in the handling of paint.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of White Barn Owl, from The Farnley Book of Birds, c.1816, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of White Barn Owl, from The Farnley Book of Birds, c.1816 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.