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THE RETURN OF THE ROYAL FURMYNS!

 Example of a 24 x 24

Example of a 24 x 24

 Example of 24 x 24

Example of 24 x 24

 Yes, we paint non-traditional Furmyns, too! 

Yes, we paint non-traditional Furmyns, too! 

BACK FOR A *LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

*ends September 4th, 2018 6pm EST

There will be two parts to our Furmyn PROMOTIONAL SPECIAL this year, so pay close attention. Normally we don't start this special until October/November because people love giving these as holiday gifts for a ridiculously low price. Well, prepare to receive an even better deal this year!

We've decided to start with a BACK-TO-SCHOOL special and we're chopping the prices EVEN FURTHER Until September 4th ONLY! This would make a great gift for the new university student who will be separated from a family pet, or simply a gift for someone's upcoming birthday! Take advantage, these are ludicrous prices that you won't see again! We just happen to have some time this September to tackle extra commission work, so don't delay and expect this deal to return next year!

PRICING

Small + basic

12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm) - $150 (Reg $375)

12 x 12in (30.48 x 30.48cm) - $150 (Reg $350)

16 x 20in (40.64 x 50.8cm) - $280 (Reg $550)

18 x 18in (40.64 x 40.64cm) - $280 (Reg $595)

(*sorry, the 16 x 16 has been removed because it's not readily available through my regular suppliers)

Larger and/or with props

18 x 24in (45.72 x 60.96cm) - $350 (Reg $800)

24 x 24in (60.96 x 60.96cm) - $400 (Reg $1000)

24 x 36in (60.96 x 91.44cm) - $600 (Reg $1250)

 

How it works: contact Caroline at garnetandashes@gmail.com with the following:

Several high-resolution photos, your size request and the date you need it for. We also love to receive a little synopsis about your chosen animal's character. A non-refundable 50% down-payment is required for all commissions and will be required before the painting is started. At the time, we accept payment through *Paypal and e-transfer from those within Canada. Shipping is extra and will depend on the size you choose and the destination. Please contact us for further elaboration or any other questions you may have. 

*Please note, these prices reflect one animal per canvas. If you have more than one pet you would like included in one piece, we will need to work on a larger canvas and the price will increase by $200. 

(If you choose Paypal, we will add a 2.9% processing fee). Please remember, we are a small business and aim to give you the lowest possible cost, but also need to pay our bills!)

*THIS PROMO WILL END ON SEPTEMBER 4th, 2018 at 6pm EST.

 Example of 12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm)

Example of 12 x 16in (30.48 x 40.64cm)

 Example of 12 x 12 

Example of 12 x 12 

To see more samples of "Furmyns", return to the 'Galleries' section of our website and scroll down to 'Royal Furmyn Collection'.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN

 Chef  12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)  2018  ORIGINAL: $500

Chef

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

2018

ORIGINAL: $500

I've been contemplating emptiness lately. It can inspire us to take action from a place of gratitude and curiosity. From a young age I had an insatiable emptiness that drove me to leave my home and search out new experiences through travel. Cooking and experimenting with food was already a keen part of my life, and it shaped the way I chose to interact with people. I saw how food filled a space - a connection that allows people to come together in ways that are similar, decreasing a divide. Offerings of sustenance is also a metaphor, that allows for an opportunity to fill ourselves with new perspectives. I believe we need to always make room for these experiences. The moment we stop leaving space for curiosity and new experiences, we start dying. 

Perspective is everything. As I sat midway through completing my painting I contemplated the empty space on the canvas, what we artists refer to as negative space. I pondered whether to leave it or fill it. But interestingly, after playing with it, I decided the metaphor of emptiness worked in many ways beyond compositionally; the emptiness left by Anthony Bourdain's departure and also a space for things still to be discovered, as encouraged by his words (see below). I considered an empty stomach versus a stomach fed. A mind fed versus an empty mind and the contradictions that remain. An appreciation for what we have and an invitational space for the offerings of others. A space in between where we can meet and connect and fill the space with new perspectives and stories. A space with no absolutes.

I am reminded of my favourite words by Anthony Bourdain:

"If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch. Move."

To me, nothing could speak more succinctly about creating space for new experiences and other perspectives beyond our own. As a person who loves to move and has moved often in my life whether geographically or through the movement of my body, his words resonate with me deeply. I have learned more about myself and other cultures by meeting other people in their natural environments and inviting them into my space - metaphorically and literally, though sharing food and conversation. Movement will always allow for more insight, growth, and connection, and ultimately the ability to see how we build our own walls when we choose to focus on what our differences are rather than what we have in common - a very necessary contemplation, currently and always.  

 

PRINTS

Giclée prints are available on archival paper (75 year life), unmounted for your choice of frame later.  [If you don't see the size you're looking for, please email garnetandashes@gmail.com for price quote] 

8 x 8    = 35.00

10 x 10 = 40.00

12 x 12 = 45.00

Our canvas stretchers have a 1.5 inch depth and are ready to hang, and look nearly identical to an original!

8 x 8 = 110

10 x 10= 125

12 x 12= 150

 

Payment accepted by e-transfer in Canada, and PayPal internationally. (Shipping: dependent on size and location). *Please note payment is required upfront for prints. 

Contact Caroline at garnetandashes@gmail.com for purchase. 

Installments payments available for purchases of $250+

 

Be Like Water: An Exercise in 'Being'

 

Recently I read somewhere that intense engagement with art is the start of a voyage of discovery, and in that voyage, becomes a destination. It could be the exhilaration of returning to the studio (all time spent there is an adventure full of surprises), or that summer has started and my wanderlust is tickling me (Niagara on the Lake is the most exotic geographic location I am likely to see this summer!), but I have set sail in the studio - my main summer destination.

Lately, I've been contemplating water; the shape of it, how it moves and flows, forcefully, gently, trickling or smashing against shorelines - it adapts to where it finds itself. I strive to be more like water; still when necessary, flowing with the current, swaying with the tides, swirling around rocks and through cracks, making my way down the river and out to the ocean.

It reminds me of homeostasis and our body's ability to regulate itself and maintain life and encourage equilibrium.  We can think of water as a life source literally and metaphorically; we are born from water in the amniotic sac and we continue to exist in it symbolically, sinking or floating, flowing with it or against it.  We stay in the safe harbour, remaining safe but not experiencing very much, or instead, we set sail for lofty, yet-to-be discovered destinations, while weathering stormy seas and facing our own Moby Dick's, but also, (and luckily for the courageous), we discover new places, and often, unexpected treasure.  There is a certain equilibrium in all this activity, and a flow we can find ourselves in when we come to the stillness of reflection. 

I think this is why, when I am in front of a body of water, I feel grounded, at home, back to my place of replenishment. Water is symbolic of my departures, returns and everything in between. It is a reflection of me, it's also a reflection of you. 

The first round of the Water Series is ready to set sail. Some are more left-brained, and others are painted with more of right-brained brush, and some are somewhere in between. Take your pick and dive right in....

Price List

Deep Stretch - $275 - 8 x 8 (oil on canvas)

A Moment of Clarity - $550 - 18 x 18 (oil on canvas)

Crystalline - $350 - 10 x 10 (oil on canvas)

Ice Dance - $650 - 20 x 20 (oil on wood panel)

Passage - $400 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

Symphony in Blue - $450 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

Sway This Way - $450 - 12 x 12 (oil on canvas)

 

*Payment installments available.

*Payment accepted by Paypal for purchases outside of Canada (or those wanting to pay by credit card), or by Email money transfer for those in Canada.  Shipping is extra and will vary based on purchase size and location of delivery. Please contact Caroline at: garnetandashes@gmail.com for all inquiries. 

The Royal Furmyns - Part III:

A Holiday Special in September

 Maude the Faerie Queen 

Maude the Faerie Queen 

LAST CALL FOR FURMYN COMMISSIONS! If you're reading this for the first time and are wondering what on earth a "Furmyn" is, scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

**THE FINAL ORDER DATE IS OCTOBER 1, 2017

The price is $275 (reg $350)
*Please note there will only be 2 sizes to choose from:
 11 x 14 or 12 x 12 inches. The shape will be chosen at my discretion based on the photograph you send in that will work best with the composition. 
*One animal per painting only
*Shipping is extra and will be based on location (approx $18 in North America that includes insurance and tracking)

If you have ever wanted a Furmyn, or you need an idea for a special gift for someone, NOW IS THE TIME! If you purchase this today, that's one less gift you need to worry about come December!

BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T WANT A PORTRAIT OF THEIR FURBABY(IES)? 

More general information about The Furmyns can be found HERE

To see more paintings of The Furmyns, go to the Galleries section and scroll down to 'The Royal Furmyns' HERE

Please contact me at garnetandashes@gmail.com for inquiries.


 

THE (ES)SCAPES SERIES - UK INSPIRED CREATIONS

I mentioned a while ago that I was going to push myself outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself with paintings inspired by my trip to England and Scotland this past July. 

As I've nearly always focused on the human body, this is going to be an ongoing exploration of colour, paint and brushwork application in the form of seascapes, sky-scapes, as well as landscapes (emotional & sometimes literal). 

Introducing the first 5 pieces!

I'm offering these at a special early work introductory offer for a limited time only. 

 LANDING  *SOLD*   6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)  Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016        INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)
LANDING *SOLD*
6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel
2016

      INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)

 CASCADE OVER OXFORD   *SOLD*    9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)  Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In Private Collection  Available as a print. 

CASCADE OVER OXFORD *SOLD*

9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)

Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In Private Collection

Available as a print. 

 NIMBUS   *SOLD*    5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)  Oil on Cradled Wood Panel   2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

NIMBUS *SOLD*

5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)

Oil on Cradled Wood Panel 

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

 AMBROSIA   *SOLD*    6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)  Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In private collection. 

AMBROSIA *SOLD*

6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)

Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In private collection. 

 VIOLET ESCAPE  10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)  Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)   ***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

VIOLET ESCAPE

10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)

Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)

***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

For all inquiries, please contact Caroline by email: garnetandashes@gmail.com. Payments accepted by Paypal.com

Introducing the FURMYN 2017 Calendar!

It is with great pleasure that Garnet & Ashes announces the brand new#Furmyn 2017 Calendar! This edition will mainly be filled with some of the first collection of Furmyns created last winter. SEE THEM HERE: http://www.garnetandashes.com/galleries-1

Some Furmyns will have their very own page and some will share the page with others (dependent on how the composition works best with the layout). We wanted to try to fit in as many as possible!

The calendar prices will be offered as follows:

PURCHASE:
8 + = $20 each ***PLUS 2 FREE!
7 + = $21 each ***PLUS 1 FREE!
6 + = $22 each
5 + = $24 each
4 + = $26 each
3 + = $28 each
2 + = $30 each
1 + = $33 each

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE:
***$1.00 FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL CALENDAR SALE WILL BE DONATED TO THE ANIMAL CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE. 

*Shipping is extra and will be dependent upon the amount of calendars purchased and destination: 

US: 
7+ = $16
4-6 = $13
1-3 = $10

Within Canada:
Local pick-up available!
7+ = $14
4-6 = $10
1-3 = $8

(If you are in the UK/Europe, shipping can be quite pricey, so please send us a message and we'll discuss.) 

Please let us know HOW MANY calendars you will want by September 21st by adding yourself to the FACEBOOK EVENT INVITE or sending a private email to garnetandashes@gmail.com. We will then contact you for payment before we place the order (anticipating the last week/first week of October).

Payment is via Email money transfer for those in Canada, and Paypal for those in the US/elsewhere. ***For those in Canada wanting to use Paypal, please be advised 2% will be added to the total to cover processing fees. 
 

KISSES!

Purple Reign

Now that my studio is sufficiently covered in purple, I give you "Purple Reign" straight from the easel. 

 

Original still available: $495

12 x 12 inches

Oil and metal leaf on canvas

2016

 

As requested, prints are being made available!

PRINTS

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT

8 x 8 = 110

10 x 10= 125

12 x 12 = 150

ARCHIVAL EPSON MATTE PAPER

10 x 10 = 30.00

12 x 12= 40.00

16 x 16 = 57

See more options HERE

Don't see the size you want listed? Email garnetandashes@gmail.com to request a price quote. 

As always, we accept payment through e-mail money transfer or Paypal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashes to Stardust.

 

A tribute to planet Earth's own personal Bright Star: David Robert Jones, The Man Who Sold The World, Ziggy Stardust, John Blaylock, Vendice Partners, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Pierrot, Jarred The Goblin King, otherwise known as the only and only, David Bowie. I may just have to create a whole series based on each of Bowie's personas, but for now, here is my tribute to Mr. Stardust. I painted this while listening to him non-stop in celebration. <3

The original has sold to a private collector, but I will be offering this as a giclée print in various sizes, either on archival Epson Matte paper, so that you can choose your own frame later, as well as a ready-to-hang stretched canvas print [ looks nearly identical to what you see in the images]

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT

8 x 8 = 105

10 x 10= 118

12 x 12 =-144

ARCHIVAL EPSON MATTE PAPER

10 x 10 = 22.00

12 x 12= 31.75

16 x 16 = 57

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LONGER LIST OF PRICE OPTIONS

**SHIPPING WILL VARY BASED ON CHOSEN FORMAT ($12-25)

Email: garnetandashes@gmail.com for inquiries. 

 

Chanelle: Queen of Fire

 

This vision of royalty was inspired by a gorgeous cinematic photograph taken of Chanelle by the talented, Shawn Winchester of Phoenix, Arizona (and used with his blessing for reference). I was struck by how perfectly he'd captured Chanelle's essence in its entirety, with the lighting choices enhancing her apparel. She is the embodiment of a huntress of wild, untamed and majestic fortitude –very much mirroring Chanelle's heART and appetite for life. 

Chanelle: Queen of Fire is on her first day of royal duty as an addition to The Queen Series, just one day after Elizabeth II, became the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

Her fiery command is drawn from the elements of red hot desert sand and skies of royal blue; winds that ride on the currents of dreams; sultry songs and earthy scotch notes; smokey dust kicked up from boots on an imperfect and gritty road; visions through the lens of a scorched heART, rising from smouldering ash into a generously inflated and plumping of rose dore, brushing against creamy whipped clouds; embraced by grizzly bear sized courage, with a patina tarnished compass kiss that guides her way as collected feathers make way for wings; the tips pointing in the direction of the sun, moon and stars.

 Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches,&nbsp;oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015

Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015