Big mountains, deep canyons, rugged terrain, and wildlife is why I love so much of the West. No matter the weather or the time of year, I'm happiest when I can get out to explore. However winter is a season which I haven't portrayed as much in my work compared to others. So when the snow came around this year, I made a commitment to get out more and create something that expressed my passion for this chilly time of year.
It wasn't until we stumbled across a herd of bighorn sheep that I got inspired to paint. Our first encounter was during one of the coldest week's of the year, -26F was the temp that day. We caught a glimpse of them from the vehicle and decided to return on a warmer day.
Fast forward a couple weeks later and the sun was out, the snow was disappearing, and the animals were up and moving. We were able to relocate the sheep, get in close, and gather a lot of reference. I knew immediately that this was what I had to depict.
Over the course of a few more trips into the mountains, I began to develop the scene on paper that lived within my dreams. Waiting for spring to arrive, these three rams stand together overlooking the magnificent snow covered landscape. A scene that in my eyes, captures a small piece of the beauty that is the West.
Open edition (signature on print is from the original painting)
Printed on high-quality archival grade Crystalline gloss canvas by Breathing Color. Crisp detail along with unmatched color depth and contrast shines through its rich glossy finish. This is truly the finest canvas on the market.
Stretched: Choice of Black or Mirrored edges, 1.5" thick with hanging hardware installed (ready to hang!)
Framed: Choice of two floater frame styles, Pewter or Black, 1.5" thick with hanging hardware installed (ready to hang!)
Unmounted: Comes rolled with additional 2" white border, perfect for inserting into a frame! No glass required!
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All stretched canvas prints are made to order. Production time can vary from 5-10 business days and average shipping time is 2-3 business days once print is made. Average total time for delivery is 2-3 weeks, excluding weekend days.
Rolled canvas prints are also made to order and can take on average 2-8 business days for production and 2-3 additional business days for shipping.
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Absolutely perfect. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I feel like I was there when I view this exhibit. Thanks and I will be buying more
I bought the print after watching the youtube video of the making of this wonderful piece of art. I am so impressed by Chuck's attention to detail AND his willingness to explain his process. This is just the second of many that I'll be purchasing from him.
Chuck, again I truly want say thank you very much for the beautiful painting. Every time I travel to Europe, there is a must trip to major museums to view art, sculptures and history. The Western Beauty is a painting that would fit into the galleries where great international artist exhibit their work. I mean that with honest sincerity , I have been painting as a hobby for over 60 years. I have bought original oil paintings from James Coleman, Mariii Chernef Tom Nicolas but you Master Piece got spot no. 1 right over fire place mantle. If the price would be right, I sell it ,like maybe 50 grant, but I would have you paint me a similar one for a commission. Thank You agin.
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I strive to take the highest quality photos of my artwork to display on the product pages. Most images of the art itself are professional imaged and color corrected to the original artwork by professionals. I photograph my framed art and wall photos with a DSLR camera and professional quality lighting. If for some reason you are unhappy with the painting once you receive it then you may return it to the address provided and I will refund your money granted the art is returned in good condition. Insurance is the responsibility of the customer for return postage.
Can I return my purchase if I'm not happy?
Yes, you may return your purchase if you are unhappy with it. If the item is returned in good condition you will receive a refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs are not refunded and insurance on return postage is your responsibility. Please contact me before returning your item, thank you!
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My original art is produced with nothing by the highest quality artist grade and archival grade materials. From the paints, to the additives, to the canvas, to the boards, to the frames, to the matting and to any other aspect of the process, I use the best possible products and materials available. I personally guarantee that your original painting will last many many many years to come. If you have specific questions then ask away! I'll be happy to answer.
My limited edition prints are personally printed and proofed for quality by myself, Chuck Black.
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