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!

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.