RAINBOWS END – The Dolphins Play
$95 – $7,000
RAINBOWS END – The playful and fearless imaginations of pleasure are part of the fantasy Oil Painting rainbow dolphins
For interested buyers, don’t hesitate to ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the framed original or number 1 of 25 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions. Oil Painting rainbow dolphins
The inspiration for Rainbows End came from a friend’s photo. Oil Painting rainbow dolphins
I have painted this in the hope that the pleasures imaged in the dolphin’s play will bring continuous joy to the viewer.
The challenge was to use a gesso primed coarse canvas to see what effect I could make. Originally painted in 1989 it remained on my wall collecting dust, admiration and traveled to many exhibitions.
In 2016 I decided to add some symbolic interest to the play of the dolphins. Ideas grew and took shape – I will leave the rest to your imagination. I trust the pleasure I get when I imagine the dolphins in the water will be the same for you.
The reason for adding the children in a Zorb Ball is to add childlike wonder in stress-free moments of play. To marvel at rainbows, ocean, mammals, sunlight and the freedom to play can become a forgotten dream in the stresses of modern adulthood.
Pleasure in the imagination, telling stories and painting
In a child’s eyes, the pleasure of the fantasy associated with the end of the rainbow must match the pleasure of seeing a dolphin playing in the wild.
The untouchable, delight of a free imagination to touch the wonder of creation in all its glory is a gift. Humorless stress easily robs a healthy, playful imagination. The fear-driven mind finds it hard to see simple delights.
I have swum, played, windsurfed and surfed with Dolphins and Orcas and it is a very special pleasure to which I owe a great hunk of gratitude to my maker for such experiences.
Remember, take time out, stop worrying and learn to play again. It will be liberating for you.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered above $7,000.
Painted with artist oils on course stretched, gesso primed cotton canvas and stretch mounted proudly on New Zealand pine wood. A dammar varnish finish protects the oils.
* Originals and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.
25 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
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75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
Printed on long-life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.
OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145 | 420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
Any good ideas will be considered via email.
Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.