Tribute Portraits…


Pricing

2019 Calendars

8.5 x 11 in (21.59 x 27.94cm)

1 = $35.00 each

We will be keeping some of the portraits included as a surprise, but we can tell you that David Bowie, Gary Numan, Tom Waits, Anthony Bourdain, & Florence Welch, Charles Bradley, & Kate Bush will be included!

TOTE BAGS

Get any portrait below printed on a tote bag! $30

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TRIBUTE PORTRAIT SALE!

$450

Pssst: all portraits are available as prints (archival paper and ready-to-hang stretched canvas prices that are a fraction of the price yet just as beautiful!). Details can be found here: https://www.garnetandashes.com/prints-on-canvas/

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.

Installment payments will be considered for paintings - just ask!

*Shipping is extra and dependent on amount purchased (calendars vs. tote bag vs. original painting will change weight and dimensions of packaging) as well as destination.

Please email Caroline at garnetandashes@gmail.com for inquiries and a total.

We accept payment via PayPal and e-transfer. There will be a $2.00 processing fee for Paypal purchases added to the total. Please remember we are running a small business and all of these fees add up!

THE RETURN OF THE ROYAL FURMYNS!

Example of a 24 x 24

Example of a 24 x 24

Example of 24 x 24

Example of 24 x 24

Yes, we paint non-traditional Furmyns, too! 

Yes, we paint non-traditional Furmyns, too! 

BACK FOR A *LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

*ends September 4th, 2018 6pm EST

There will be two parts to our Furmyn PROMOTIONAL SPECIAL this year, so pay close attention. Normally we don't start this special until October/November because people love giving these as holiday gifts for a ridiculously low price. Well, prepare to receive an even better deal this year!

We've decided to start with a BACK-TO-SCHOOL special and we're chopping the prices EVEN FURTHER Until September 4th ONLY! This would make a great gift for the new university student who will be separated from a family pet, or simply a gift for someone's upcoming birthday! Take advantage, these are ludicrous prices that you won't see again! We just happen to have some time this September to tackle extra commission work, so don't delay and expect this deal to return next year!

PRICING

Small + basic

12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm) - $150 (Reg $375)

12 x 12in (30.48 x 30.48cm) - $150 (Reg $350)

16 x 20in (40.64 x 50.8cm) - $280 (Reg $550)

18 x 18in (40.64 x 40.64cm) - $280 (Reg $595)

(*sorry, the 16 x 16 has been removed because it's not readily available through my regular suppliers)

Larger and/or with props

18 x 24in (45.72 x 60.96cm) - $350 (Reg $800)

24 x 24in (60.96 x 60.96cm) - $400 (Reg $1000)

24 x 36in (60.96 x 91.44cm) - $600 (Reg $1250)

 

How it works: contact Caroline at garnetandashes@gmail.com with the following:

Several high-resolution photos, your size request and the date you need it for. We also love to receive a little synopsis about your chosen animal's character. A non-refundable 50% down-payment is required for all commissions and will be required before the painting is started. At the time, we accept payment through *Paypal and e-transfer from those within Canada. Shipping is extra and will depend on the size you choose and the destination. Please contact us for further elaboration or any other questions you may have. 

*Please note, these prices reflect one animal per canvas. If you have more than one pet you would like included in one piece, we will need to work on a larger canvas and the price will increase by $200. 

(If you choose Paypal, we will add a 2.9% processing fee). Please remember, we are a small business and aim to give you the lowest possible cost, but also need to pay our bills!)

*THIS PROMO WILL END ON SEPTEMBER 4th, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Example of 12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm)

Example of 12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm)

Example of 12 x 12 

Example of 12 x 12 

To see more samples of "Furmyns", return to the 'Galleries' section of our website and scroll down to 'Royal Furmyn Collection'.

Be Like Water: An Exercise in 'Being'

 

Recently I read somewhere that intense engagement with art is the start of a voyage of discovery, and in that voyage, becomes a destination. It could be the exhilaration of returning to the studio (all time spent there is an adventure full of surprises), or that summer has started and my wanderlust is tickling me (Niagara on the Lake is the most exotic geographic location I am likely to see this summer!), but I have set sail in the studio - my main summer destination.

Lately, I've been contemplating water; the shape of it, how it moves and flows, forcefully, gently, trickling or smashing against shorelines - it adapts to where it finds itself. I strive to be more like water; still when necessary, flowing with the current, swaying with the tides, swirling around rocks and through cracks, making my way down the river and out to the ocean.

It reminds me of homeostasis and our body's ability to regulate itself and maintain life and encourage equilibrium.  We can think of water as a life source literally and metaphorically; we are born from water in the amniotic sac and we continue to exist in it symbolically, sinking or floating, flowing with it or against it.  We stay in the safe harbour, remaining safe but not experiencing very much, or instead, we set sail for lofty, yet-to-be discovered destinations, while weathering stormy seas and facing our own Moby Dick's, but also, (and luckily for the courageous), we discover new places, and often, unexpected treasure.  There is a certain equilibrium in all this activity, and a flow we can find ourselves in when we come to the stillness of reflection. 

I think this is why, when I am in front of a body of water, I feel grounded, at home, back to my place of replenishment. Water is symbolic of my departures, returns and everything in between. It is a reflection of me, it's also a reflection of you. 

The first round of the Water Series is ready to set sail. Some are more left-brained, and others are painted with more of right-brained brush, and some are somewhere in between. Take your pick and dive right in....

Price List

Deep Stretch - $275 - 8 x 8 (oil on canvas)

A Moment of Clarity - $550 - 18 x 18 (oil on canvas)

Crystalline - $350 - 10 x 10 (oil on canvas)

Ice Dance - $650 - 20 x 20 (oil on wood panel)

Passage - $400 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

Symphony in Blue - $450 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

Sway This Way - $450 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

 

*Payment installments available.

*Payment accepted by Paypal for purchases outside of Canada (or those wanting to pay by credit card), or by Email money transfer for those in Canada.  Shipping is extra and will vary based on purchase size and location of delivery. Please contact Caroline at: garnetandashes@gmail.com for all inquiries. 

The Royal Furmyns - Part III:

A Holiday Special in September

Maude the Faerie Queen 

Maude the Faerie Queen 

LAST CALL FOR FURMYN COMMISSIONS! If you're reading this for the first time and are wondering what on earth a "Furmyn" is, scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

**THE FINAL ORDER DATE IS OCTOBER 1, 2017

The price is $275 (reg $350)
*Please note there will only be 2 sizes to choose from:
 11 x 14 or 12 x 12 inches. The shape will be chosen at my discretion based on the photograph you send in that will work best with the composition. 
*One animal per painting only
*Shipping is extra and will be based on location (approx $18 in North America that includes insurance and tracking)

If you have ever wanted a Furmyn, or you need an idea for a special gift for someone, NOW IS THE TIME! If you purchase this today, that's one less gift you need to worry about come December!

BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T WANT A PORTRAIT OF THEIR FURBABY(IES)? 

More general information about The Furmyns can be found HERE

To see more paintings of The Furmyns, go to the Galleries section and scroll down to 'The Royal Furmyns' HERE

Please contact me at garnetandashes@gmail.com for inquiries.


 

THE (ES)SCAPES SERIES - UK INSPIRED CREATIONS

I mentioned a while ago that I was going to push myself outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself with paintings inspired by my trip to England and Scotland this past July. 

As I've nearly always focused on the human body, this is going to be an ongoing exploration of colour, paint and brushwork application in the form of seascapes, sky-scapes, as well as landscapes (emotional & sometimes literal). 

Introducing the first 5 pieces!

I'm offering these at a special early work introductory offer for a limited time only. 

LANDING  *SOLD*   6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)  Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016        INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)
LANDING *SOLD*
6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel
2016

      INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)

CASCADE OVER OXFORD   *SOLD*    9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)  Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In Private Collection  Available as a print. 

CASCADE OVER OXFORD *SOLD*

9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)

Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In Private Collection

Available as a print. 

NIMBUS   *SOLD*    5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)  Oil on Cradled Wood Panel   2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

NIMBUS *SOLD*

5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)

Oil on Cradled Wood Panel 

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

AMBROSIA   *SOLD*    6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)  Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In private collection. 

AMBROSIA *SOLD*

6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)

Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In private collection. 

VIOLET ESCAPE  10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)  Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)   ***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

VIOLET ESCAPE

10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)

Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)

***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

For all inquiries, please contact Caroline by email: garnetandashes@gmail.com. Payments accepted by Paypal.com

Purple Reign

Now that my studio is sufficiently covered in purple, I give you "Purple Reign" straight from the easel. 

 

Original still available: $495

12 x 12 inches

Oil and metal leaf on canvas

2016

 

As requested, prints are being made available!

PRINTS

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT

8 x 8 = 110

10 x 10= 125

12 x 12 = 150

ARCHIVAL EPSON MATTE PAPER

10 x 10 = 30.00

12 x 12= 40.00

16 x 16 = 57

See more options HERE

Don't see the size you want listed? Email garnetandashes@gmail.com to request a price quote. 

As always, we accept payment through e-mail money transfer or Paypal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanelle: Queen of Fire

 

This vision of royalty was inspired by a gorgeous cinematic photograph taken of Chanelle by the talented, Shawn Winchester of Phoenix, Arizona (and used with his blessing for reference). I was struck by how perfectly he'd captured Chanelle's essence in its entirety, with the lighting choices enhancing her apparel. She is the embodiment of a huntress of wild, untamed and majestic fortitude –very much mirroring Chanelle's heART and appetite for life. 

Chanelle: Queen of Fire is on her first day of royal duty as an addition to The Queen Series, just one day after Elizabeth II, became the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

Her fiery command is drawn from the elements of red hot desert sand and skies of royal blue; winds that ride on the currents of dreams; sultry songs and earthy scotch notes; smokey dust kicked up from boots on an imperfect and gritty road; visions through the lens of a scorched heART, rising from smouldering ash into a generously inflated and plumping of rose dore, brushing against creamy whipped clouds; embraced by grizzly bear sized courage, with a patina tarnished compass kiss that guides her way as collected feathers make way for wings; the tips pointing in the direction of the sun, moon and stars.

Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015

Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015