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
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 acorrectimage and acorrectprice.
If considering ordering a frame, please see our "ABOUT FRAMES" page.
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 sideedges (not the width of their front faces); the most common being 3/4" standarddepth and 1-1/2" deep depth stretcher bars.
Example of a
Stretcher Bar Frame:
(canvas prints are stretched and
stapled onto these wooden frames)
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:
Examples of Various Depths
of Cradled Original Paintings:
(cradled boards are 1/8" thick
Masonite panels backed by
wooden frames for sturdiness)
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 "Readmore" (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" prints.
(b) - 1-1/2" deep depth stretcher bar frames that are commonly referred to as "Gallery Wrapped" prints.Gallery wrapped refers to the technique of stretching a canvas print so that the image wraps around the outer side edges of the stretcher bar frame. As such, the image appears on the sides of the stretcher bar frame as well as the front.
We recommend that customers desiring to keep ordering proceduressimple (on our prints) might consider one of these two options:
(1) - Order a print of a desired painting "Standard Wrapped" on a 3/4" deep depth stretcher bar frame, and order it with one of the frames shown under that painting's framing options (unless finding your own frame). Standard wrapped prints are meant to be framed; as such, theimage remains on the canvas front and does not wrap around the side edges.
(2) - Order a print of a desired painting "Gallery Wrapped" on a 1-1/2" deep depth stretcher bar frame, and hang it without a frame. Going one step further might include framing the gallery wrapped print in a "floater frame" (see our "ABOUT FRAMES" page for descriptions and images of floater frames).
If price is a deciding factor, take note of the price change after selecting each size and framing option. Also consider that the larger the print is, the more shipping costs will be.
THREE STEP GUIDE:
HOW TO NAVIGATE "SIZE" AND FRAMINGOPTION SELECTION BOXES ABOVE
Click on "Size" and select the desired size. For originals, only one size is available. For prints, sizes are available anywhere from a 12" x 16" to a 36" x 48" size print.
If viewing purchase options for a print, each size is shown followed by an edition number, such as / Edition: 250 maximum - Signed & Numbered. This means there will be a maximum number of 250Signed & Numbered prints sold of this size.
FOR ORIGINALS:Click on "Framing Options."
Then choose either (A) or (B):
(A) - The original without a picture frame.
(B) - The original with one of the picture frames shown.
(click on each option to view an image of that option)
FOR PRINTS: Click on "Standard Wrapped or Gallery Wrapped / Frames."
Then choose either (A), (B), or (C):
(A) -Order the print un-stretched.Possibly save money on shipping and have a local frame shop stretch your print (check their pricing). Un-stretched canvas prints will be rolled up, bubble wrapped, and shipped in a 6" diameter tube. Once received, the unrolled canvas print will be in perfect condition.
If choosing the un-stretchedprint option, choose one of these two options: Choose either the "Print Only - (to be Standard Wrapped)" option or choose the "Print Only - (to be Gallery Wrapped" option. Why is this choice needed at this time?
-- Canvas prints"(to be Standard Wrapped)" by a framer in your area are meant to be framed and will come with