Alice Through a Vermeer Glass


“Alice Through a Vermeer Glass” – part of my long-running “Alice in Other Lands” Alice in Wonderland / Art History series – here of course is a Vermeer themed piece =)  I painted & sold the original acrylic painting for “Crime on Canvas” at the Life is Beautiful show in Las Vegas, 2017.  This is an illustration for one of the cards in my upcoming Alice in Wonderland Oracle Deck, specifically for a card entitled “Law is Not Justice”.  The instructions for the the illustration required Alice to be shown holding  balance scale (so from an art historical perspective I immediately of course thought of Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Balance”), and it should also have some sort of imagery involving the Queen of Hearts (who is mentioned frequently in the card description, written for my deck by Lucy Cavendish).  Since Vermeer paintings often have other paintings hanging in the background, I included one of the Queen of Hearts, with a 1600s royal portrait feel.  There are some other fun nods included in this piece – I’ve hidded away some of the Queen of Hearts’ royal crest in the stained glass window, got some lovely mushrooms growing in amongst the jewels, etc.  This piece took me ages to paint, it was only 9×12″ in size but has a phenomenal amount of detail.  Vermeer of course worked in oil paints, and mine is in acrylic paints, but I kept many elements as close as possible – spending days with a ruler & plotting points to mimic the proportions, doing a full scale monochromatic verdaccio underpainting, Old Masters style, and then glazing layers of transparent colour on top – truly a labour of love (all this during Hurricane Irma, lol).  My “Alice in Wonderland Oracle Deck” should be available in 2018.  This original painting sold at the show, but we have prints & canvases available at my website!

The Masterpiece Limited Editions are now SOLD OUT.  We do have available the Open Edition Canvases which are remarqued with the JBG initial on the front, measure 12″x16″ (also wrapped & ready-to-hang) and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

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Glossy Photo Prints

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These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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