"Keeper of the Ancient" is one of my largest paintings yet. It was inspired by an experience I had during a recent trip to the big island of Hawaii. I brought a set of goggles to the beach and swam far out into the ocean. I floated, bobbed around, and jumped around and it was true childlike magic. I realized then that the ocean carries a depth and a mystery beyond anything I had even grasped. I felt simultaneously invinvible and humbled to my core.
When I came home from this trip I decided that I had to paint a whale to encapsulate this profound experience. This mixed media piece was created on stretched canvas, using acrylic inks, acrylic paints, molding pasted and other acrylic mediums, and oil paint. It is sealed with Gamvar medium.
For shipping, I will remove this painting from the wooden stretcher bars and roll the canvas. This is the most cost-effective and safe way to ship a painting this size. You can have it re-stretched at your local frame shop. Shipping cost is included with the price of the painting.
Comes without a frame. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to discuss framing options!
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