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FLY little Bird - Original 30x40 inches

FLY little Bird - Original 30x40 inches

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

Regular price $2,400.00 USD
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How can we encourage our daughters to reach for the sky? This piece was painted during a period that I had to find some very creative ways to encourage my daughter to push beyond her limitations and blossom. It felt like pushing a delicate little bird off the edge of a branch, but I knew she would find her wings. The dynamic pose of the dancers shows the emotional effort it can be to take a leap of faith.  This piece started as many layers of texture, color and typographical words. All those layers add a rich history of the process of making this painting.

This 30 x 40 inch acrylic painting is on framed canvas.  Ready to hang. Signed on the back.

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About Original Artwork

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.