I was only six when my grandfather, in his white suit and striped shirt (much like Gatsby) taught me how to prune a rose. It was this rose. He was so patient that day. We talked and walked hand in hand through his gardens. I had a very special chair that I always had to sit in, to view this peace rose. Every child should experience a day like I had with my grandfather. We sat in his gardens for years. He passed away when I was twelve. This was a richness that one has to be given. I hope you were as fortunate as I. This painting was purchased by a lovely couple, it was for their 40th Anniversary. They have commissioned me to duplicate an experience much like I had with my grandfather. I am looking!
Original piece: India ink with pen and acrylic ink applied by brush on 500lb cold-pressed paper.
Purchased print is a limited-edition, professional glicée print, rendered on high-quality archival matte paper. The glicée print realistically displays the textures associated with pen and ink art. The standard print includes a sizable white border surrounding the artwork (as displayed in the image above). Matted pieces are prepared with one inch of matting on the top, left, and right, with two inches of matting at the bottom. Approximately 1/8” of the white border remains along the matte’s edge on the top, left and right. The title of the artwork and Sallie’s signature are visible along the bottom of the print.