“Creating the last painting in a trilogy gives me the satisfaction of finishing the story as I imagine it. For me, the scene is complete — the first and last paintings acting as bookends. Complex, detail intensive and technically challenging, I hope that a painting like this sparks the imagination of the viewer — enabling you to continue to explore the pathways or make your own, by moving between the cars and getting lost in the reflections."- MICHAEL IRVINE
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“Blue Bloods Behind the Barn” joins "Blue Blocks Behind the Barn" (2019) and "Big Blocks Behind the Barn" (2006) in creating Michael's captivating all-Ford trilogy. Individually, each stunning watercolor painting brings to life the story that enthusiasts, as well as collectors worldwide, dream about — of discovering a rare collection of ready-to-drive, high-performance vintage automobiles sitting just beyond the weathered buildings on a secluded farm. There is no rust to be found in this colorful rural landscape, and each vehicle only needs some fresh gas and maybe air in the tires in order to be driven.
There are over 25 such near-perfect vehicles in “Blue Bloods Behind the Barn”. Included in the remarkable inventory are Mustangs, Shelbys, Cougars, Ford trucks, Broncos, Rancheros, a Maverick, a Cobra, and even a Sunbeam Tiger, making this painting the most ambitious endeavor of the trilogy. Although this is technically the final painting in the series, it is actually the first painting in the scene!
|ABOUT MICHAEL IRVINE'S REPRODUCTIONS||All reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity • Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs are embossed with Michael's Studio Seal.|
|Limited Edition Print||22" x 28" - Limited to 800. (Image size 18" x 23") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality archival paper. Choice of available print number. Indicate top 2-3 choices below (eg #200/800). Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular.|
|Artist Proof with Single Custom Done-to-Order Remarque||22" x 28" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 18" x 23") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarque is "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarque.|
|Artist Proof with Double Custom Done-to-Order Remarques||22" x 28" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 18" x 23") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.|
|Gallery Edition Canvas (All the detail—twice the size!)||36" x 47" - Limited to 50. Heavy weight, acid free, archival quality canvas. Specialty coating (see About Our Reproductions). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
|Personalized, Hand-Retouched Gallery Edition Artist Proof on Canvas||36" x 47" - Only 5 APs released. Call/email Linda to discuss custom re-touch options. Same canvas/coating as Gallery Edition Canvas (above). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
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