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Take Your Places - Original 18x24 inches

Take Your Places - Original 18x24 inches

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

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18 x 24"

Acrylic on cradled hardboard

This original figurative painting depicts two repeating images of one woman. How many words are there to describe a woman, to describe what it means to be a woman? How many words does a woman have to listen to before she can focus on the words she wants to hear.

WORDS is a painting that evolved from a live modeling session. I have a particular passion for painting the figure, it is an exercise that always evolves and I don't feel I will ever reach a point where I have painted enough figures in my lifetime. I also have a particular fondness for typography, playing with letters as abstract shapes that often times are complete words.

In this painting, the letters that spell WORDS reference many thoughts and ideas; too many words, not using the right words for what you are trying to express,the ability to speak out loud what you might truly be thinking and the idea of communication.

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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.