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Jump For JOY - Original 24X24 inches

Jump For JOY - 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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Have you ever felt held back from your dreams of your future?

Who I am is a state of being right? It is not what we do that defines who we are.  But at such a young age we are asked who we want to be when we grow up and this is always defined by what we want to do.  What if, what we want to do is not something we feel is within our reach? For so many complicated reasons what we may want to do and who we hope to become may already be defined for us.  The joy that we feel as children in the possibilities of our futures become entangled with the expectations of who we should be and what we should do.

This figurative painting captures what it means to be a child again with unbounded joy and visions of limitless possibilities. If you look carefully, you will find words tucked into the folds of the two girls' dresses.

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.

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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.