The Sky is on Fire Gallery Wrap Canvas Print
"The Sky is on Fire" is a gallery wrap canvas print of an original oil painting.
It was an early summer morning 2020, and fires had been burning in Colorado for months. I saw an eerie glow through my bedroom window, even before the sun began to rise. I awoke, and immediately ran to my car to witness it. I am intimately aware of the damage fire can cause, and was compelled to see this sunrise. You see, I had a house fire myself a couple of years back, and watched my mother's business burn as a child and I felt so helpless. I had to do something that day, even if it was just to witness the sunrise. As I drove up the hill, my thoughts were with the fire fighters and the people who were displaced. At the top of the hill, I came to a lake not far from my house just as the ball of fire reflected on the water. In that moment, I hoped for rain.
Our fine art canvases are produced using a giclée fine art printing process and hand finished and come with a 100+ year color guarantee. The canvas edge finishing is white, and is stretched over artist stretcher bars milled from the finest quality. Our canvas material is a finely textured artist-grade cotton canvas which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail. This print is made and shipped from Shirley Bales Fine Art in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gift purchases are wrapped in brown kraft paper and include a cloth bow. Your new art will be mindfully made and packaged using ecofriendly or recycled materials in our ongoing efforts to support sustainability. This item is made to order, and can take up to 6 days in production before it ships. Depending on the size you select, the image may be cropped accordingly. A landscape format is listed with the larger dimension first, a portrait format is listed with the smaller dimension first. Larger sizes are available by custom order.
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About the Artist:
Shirley Bales, is a multi-generational painter. Shirley formally studied fine art under an accomplished forensic portrait artist and other notable illustrators in the 1990's. Shirley also attended workshops by acclaimed plein air painters, and exclusively painted outside for over 10 years to develop her acute color sensibility. Shirley attributes most of her technical knowledge to the Cennini Forum comprised of forerunners of the Classical Realism Movement. Shirley has participated in multiple group and solo shows winning multiple awards and accolades over the years. Her work resides in hundreds of private collections nationwide.