This is the original painting that was used on the calender produced yearly by the Thousand Islands Bridge Athority. It has been in my private collection for 30 years and this is the first time I have made it available for purchase. This painting is the only painting to ever appear on a TIBA Calender in the 80 years it was opeend in 1938. Truly a piece of Thousand Islands History. The painting is an acrylic on Belgium linen, mounted on masonite panel. The figurte in the classic St. Lawrence Skiff is Mr. Royal "Bud" Garlock whoo posed for me at the time. It is framed with a ornate gold leaf frame. The outside dimensions of the frame are 17" x 21" and the image size is 11" x 15"
ThousandIsland 50th Anniversary Commemorative Painting
All original painting regardless of whether they are acrylic, oil, watercolor or pastel are done with the finest quality paints available. I use only series #1 or #2 pigments which are the most durable (fade resistant) on the market. After each work is completed it is either varnished with 100% UV protectors or is placed under Conservation UV protected glass. All paintings are framed using the highest quality materials and methods to insure the work will last many lifetimes if taken care of. Little care is needed except to avoid the obvious - Don't hang art in direct sunlight and avoid hanging any works on paper (even though properly framed) in a high humidity area like a bathroom / shower or over a kitchen sink. The papers used in a watercolor are archival mould made paper known in many cases for centuries of quality. All oils are executed on either genuine linen canvas (never cotton canvas) or on a prepared masonite panel.