Oak Bark With Moss

neil williams

THE PHOTOGRAPH

I love tree bark in the winter, when the moss and colour come into their own. It took me a while to figure out how to photograph it though - it's all about the little details. What I really wanted was a wall of peeled of mossy bark on the wall over my dining table, but that was never going to work...

This piece is 17 photographs taken from all angles as I circle around a favourite tree which have then been patiently blended together ( photoshop can't cope when the camera moves position - this took days). Effectively I've stripped the bark off all the way around the tree..

The detail is lovely in this image - the last zoomed in image should give a sense of this. It's the only photograph I have of mine up in my own home - the XL over my dining table looks and feels great. 


HOW WE MAKE THE PICTURE

We build everything ourselves in the gallery. The photograph is printed on the very best archival matte canvas, hand coated in a matte varnish we import from America, and then left flat to dry for a few days. This means the picture can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and the great thing about a matte finish with no glass is that you have no distracting glare or reflections. It's a much more direct experience.

Whilst the print is drying we can get on with making the stretcher frame and the tray frame that the finished canvas will drop into. The tray frame is then hand painted.

Next the canvas is stretched over the stretcher frame. After that, we carefully paint the canvas edges with several coats of the same paint used on the tray frame, so they match perfectly. Then we assemble the canvas and frame, put a hanging wire on the back, and attach a Certificate of Authenticity. Finally Neil signs the piece front and back adding the title and edition number.

We use the very best materials, and I would expect my pictures to look exactly the same in 100 years. They won't fade in our lifetime. 

BUYING OPTIONS

This picture is available as a framed stretched canvas, and comes in two sizes as detailed below. A shipping charge of £25 is added at checkout.

Large Stretched Canvas Framed in a White Tray Frame: £375

Limited Edition of 150

Framed Size 133cm by 60cm (canvas 1254cm by 52cm)

XL Stretched Canvas Framed in White Tray Frame: £650

Limited Edition of 50

Framed Size is 183cm by 80cm  (canvas size is 175cm by 72cm).

 

Canvases can be rolled and shipped abroad unframed. Please get in touch for a quote.

Feel free to call Neil on 07957 473693 with any more questions, or email us at neil@neilwilliams.co.uk 


Collections: TREES AND FORESTS

Type: fine art print


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