- ORIGINAL PAINTING, 2015
- Golden Acrylic Paints on museum quality stretched linen canvas
- Finished with a clear gloss UV protective polymer varnish.
- Hand signed and dated. Certificate of Authenticity included.
22" W x 28" L X 1.5" D (Ships unframed, sides painted)
About the artwork:
“Cognizance” is a painting inspired by observing trapeze artists. One of four in a series, it represents understanding one’s own consciousness, faith, and self-mastery that puts existence into motion.
The painting has subtle metallic accents in the leg, in front of the knee, and in the coppery highlights near the bottom corners.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announced its 5th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Art Exhibition awards recipients on September 1, 2015. An international art competition was held in August 2015 to determine the art for this exhibition. The gallery received 734 entries from 19 different countries, 34 different states, and the District of Columbia. Artists were ask to submit their best representational and non-representational art this art exhibition. Juliette Cove’s artwork “ Cognizance" received a Special Recognition Award in the painting category.
Paintings Created to Last - Art by Juliette Cove
Only museum quality surfaces will do in my artwork. The acid-free, sealed and triple-primed linen canvas resists deterioration for at least 500 years. Before each painting I apply additional coats of gesso created by the paint manufacturer for a more durable and compatible ground. Sometimes I draw onto the canvas lightly with graphite before painting, and then apply an additional layer of gesso to isolate the graphite particles from the paint. In the case of painting on panels, I use high-density hardboard made from FSC Certified US-grown renewable wood fibers that is archival, eco-friendly, formaldehyde-free, made by hand in the USA, and tested to last beyond 200 years.
When layering and blending paint, I use the recommended mediums and avoid water to maintain strong paint film integrity. All toxic pigments, such as the cadmiums, are excluded from my palette. Excess paint is wiped onto cloths, not rinsed during painting, to contain even these non-toxic substances.
After the painting is completed, it is signed and brought to a photographer for museum quality capture and color matching. I then brush-apply three to four layers of isolation coat on the front surface and edges of the art according to the paint manufacturer's recipe to protect the painting layer. A removable polymer varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) is the final layer, applied in three thin coats, before the painting is ready to leave my studio.