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Educated Hoops Playground Lessons - Original 24x24 inches

Educated Hoops Playground Lessons - Original 24x24 inches

Semi abstract figurative artwork painted in acrylic on canvas or cradled hardboard.

Regular price $1,450.00 USD
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This painting is from a growing series titled Educated Hoops.

Playground Lessons was painted with my two girls in mind and our experience as a family with education, school and the social environments created by that dynamic. I’m sure that some of my own personal experience of grammar school and middle school are thrown in there as well.

We have a very competent, loving and committed school in our community and despite all that the educational environment is not an easy one for my girls. The quote buried within the painting speaks to the level of responsibility every generation feels to maintain or make better the quality of living for the next generation. Children are very attuned to how high the stakes are and feel as much pressure to "fix" their parents, or elders mistakes on top of making the world a better place.

This 24 x 24 inch acrylic painting is on 1.5 inch cradled hardboard with paint finished edges. Wire and ready to hang. Signed on the front and the back.

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Paint Media

Denise paints with archival quality acrylic paints including Golden Acrylic Paints and mediums as well as Nova Paints. There can be mixed media here and there such as charcoal, colored pencil and waxed crayon.


Denise paints on cradled hardboard and gessoed canvas. Pieces that are 24x36 inches or smaller, are painted on cradled hardboard 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches deep with paint finished edges matching the overall color scheme of the painting.

Larger pieces on canvas are painted while tacked to a large hardboard frame. This way I can still sand away as much as I want with a hard surface backing the painting.

The painting is then removed and reframed on stretcher bars for a more lightweight finished artwork which is easier to ship and easier to hang.


All artwork have been finished with a clear gloss or semi gloss water-based acrylic polymer varnish with Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers [UVLS] that protects interior acrylic paintings from dust and ultraviolet light.

In the event that you hang your painting in the dining room and it get splattered with spaghetti sauce (believe me this can happen), the painting can be wiped clean to bring it back to it's intended design.


Original artwork is usually shipped within 3-7 days from an order being received either by UPS or Fed Ex.

All original artwork are shipped from my studio in the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is packaged with care for a safe journey to your home.

For original artwork valued over $300 US dollars a signature is required upon delivery.