Wild and Free

A colourful and expressive original abstract floral painting from my Flowers in the Wild series. Energetic and expressive brushstrokes create movement and lift the artwork when combined with the playfulness of the light formations.

Contemporary floral painting by South Australian floral artist Amber Gittins. 



Wild and Free

  • Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas.
    By Amber Gittins.

    I begin with choosing my colour palette which gives me an insight into the mood of the painting right away. I then start to layer the acrylic paint, more often than not I'm working from left to the right of the canvas. (Some people have commented how unusual this process is, I see it as completely normal). Building up the colours and textures as I go, I often use complementary colours to create the depth and contrast to the artwork. I also love to show movement which comes from exaggerating the sweeping movement of the brush as I paint and also being aware of areas of dark and light tonal values to create form. 

    The painting has been created on artist quality 100% cotton canvas and finished with a double coat of UV resistant gloss varnish, protecting the longevity and enhancing the vibrancy of the colours.

    The sides of the canvas have been painted and is a continuation of the painting, so that the image wraps around the edges. I like how this gives it a finished look and a bonus there is no need for framing as it already looks great. Although framing can look amazing as well.

    If your within Australia it comes stretched and ready to hang with a sturdy wire and D-hooks fitted across the back. You just have to take it out of its box and pop it up on your wall.

    Your painting will be hand signed on the front and back, with its title written on the rear of the canvas. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity.

  • Free shipping on your original painting!
    Your artwork will be fully insured for shipping.

    Large original stretched paintings are packed very carefully in custom made sturdy cardboard boxes with layers of bubble wrap, they will be ready to hang on your wall. The canvas paper paintings are carefully rolled, wrapped in tissue paper and bubble wrap and mailed in a sturdy mailing tube.

    If you are outside of Australia your painting will be taken off its stretcher bars, carefully rolled, bubble wrapped and placed in a sturdy mailing tube for transit - this service is free. I do this for two reasons, firstly it is safer for a original painting to travel this way, heavy objects have been known to unfortunately damage a stretched canvas in long distance transit. Secondly, shipping large boxes overseas can be an eye boggling enormous cost, so the money that you save with free shipping will more than cover the cost of getting it re-stretched by your framer.

    Please note that for international orders, any taxes and duties due upon delivery are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Also please understand that I will insure each artwork for the full price and cannot reduce the insurance price to suit your countries import tax laws.

    Original artworks are shipped within 1-3 business days of purchase. You will receive a tracking number via email once your order has been shipped. Orders sent within Australia usually arrive within 10 days from the date of shipping. For international orders, please allow approximately 1-3 weeks for your original artwork to arrive.

    Please email me if you have any other questions in regards to shipping.

© 2020 by Amber Gittins