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Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula - 40" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting

    This is a 40" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting entitled "Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula." Burtenshaw painted the image with permission from astronomers Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen at Arizona State University, who snapped the photo utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope. Bruce was fascinated with the image after immediately spotting many figures that are known to us all.

 

    Upon a closer look, you will find images of a sleeping cat, the heads of a grand wizard, a dog, a camel and a snake (some see it as a lion's head), images of a ghost, another ghoul leaning on its elbow, a head with a goatee and a pair of glasses, and several ghoulish faces! All these images are clearly visible in the actual Hubble Space Telescope photograph!

 

 

    Burtenshaw's technique of preparing a working surface for his acrylic paintings is very meticulous. He first takes a 1/8" thick Crescent hot-press archival panel made of acid-free 100% cotton that was designed to last hundreds of years, and he applies many thin coats of gesso (a compound of plaster of Paris and glue), sanding each coat perfectly smooth before applying the next coat.

 

    Burtenshaw then mounts this panel onto a 1/8" thick Masonite harboard panel, which is backed by a frame made of 3/4" deep pieces of select pine. This painting's surface and its framework were built to endure the sands of time!

 

    Mahalo for your interest in Bruce's paintings!

 

Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula - 40" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting

$3,200.00Price

    This Original Acrylic Painting comes with a 14 day money back guarantee, minus shipping costs. Allow 2 to 3 weeks delivery from Maui, Hawaii.

Note on Ordering Procedures:

 

    If any questions arise concerning the boxes above labeled "Size" and "Standard Wrapped or Gallery Wrapped" for prints  or "Framing Options" for originals, please see the images and descriptions  below.

 

    One option from each of the two boxes above must be selected in order to view a  correct image and a correct price.

 

    If considering ordering a frame, please see our "ABOUT FRAMES" page.

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PLEASE REFER TO THE THREE STEP GUIDE BELOW IF ANY
QUESTIONS ARISE DURING OUR ORDERING PROCESS.

    Before we address the three steps, a bit of information may be helpful for many of our customers. For starters, this page is the painting's "product page." Every painting has its own product page. As stated above, the price and image shown at the top of each product page will change to reflect a correct price and image only after choosing both a size and a framing option. This price will also change each time a new size or framing option is selected.

    Secondly, it should be understood what a "stretcher bar frame" is. As its name implies, a stretcher bar frame is a frame made of four wooden "stretcher bars." Canvas prints are then "stretched" onto these frames. Stretcher bars come in many lengths (which determines the over-all size of the frame), but there are only a few standard depths for their outer side edges (not the width of their front faces); the most common being 3/4" standard depth and 1-1/2" deep depth stretcher bars.

Example of a

Stretcher Bar Frame:

 

(canvas prints are stretched and

stapled onto these wooden frames)

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    Next, the difference between the two depths of artwork that we offer must be understood. As stated, depth refers to how deep the artwork is; in other words, how far the artwork will extend outward from the wall when hung. We offer both 3/4" standard depth and 1-1/2" deep depth artwork.

Examples of Various Depths

of Stretched Canvas Originals

and Canvas Giclee Prints:

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Examples of Various Depths

of Cradled Original Paintings:

 

(cradled boards are 1/8" thick

Masonite panels backed by 

wooden frames for sturdiness)

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       All our originals are painted on either:

(a) - Canvas - stretched on a 3/4" standard depth stretcher bar frame

(b) - Cradled wood panels - backed by 3/4" standard depth wooden frames

(c) - Cradled wood panels - backed by 1-1/2" deep depth wooden frames

 

      Note: In order to determine which of the above three types of surface an   original painting was painted on, click on "Read more" (as seen above). Only pages describing original paintings will have this information.

 

       All our stretched canvas giclee prints are stretched on either:

(a) - 3/4" standard depth stretcher bar frames that are commonly referred to as "Standard Wrapped"