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Archive for October, 2010

Beautiful Anne Boleyn Portrait

Anne Boleyn (c.1501/07 – 1536) was the second wife of King Henry VIII of England and was queen consort from 1533 until 1536. Anne Boleyn was also the first English queen to be publicly executed.  Whether you view her as a victim of a tyrannical king or an ambitious manipulator it’s fair to say that even 500 years on we’re still intrigued and fascinated with her.

A few months ago we were given the task of commissioning an oil replica of Anne Boleyn by an unknown artist. The small image of Anne is what the customer emailed over to us and the oil painting of Anne Boleyn below her is our oil replica.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn - Original Painting (c. 1534)

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn - Oil Replica by Fabulous Masterpieces

Fabulous Masterpieces works with some excellent framers. This frame was hand-made and painted black with a gold leaf inner.

Fine Art Reproduction of Anne Boleyn

Fine Art Reproduction of Anne Boleyn, framed and securely packaged ready to deliver by Fabulous Masterpieces

Anne Boleyn Portrait

Back of the Anne Boleyn Framed Replica Oil Painting. Artist has signed his name.

If you would like to view our short clip on our Anne Boleyn oil replica please click on the link.

Anne Boleyn Clip

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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What would you want your portrait or fine art replica painted on?!

If you were an architect or builder you would want to build a house on a solid and strong foundation, otherwise the effects could be dire. The same goes with art. A canvas is the foundation of your painting and you need it to have certain qualities if you’re looking to commission a museum quality art reproduction or a top portrait of your family.

Nearly all of these Chinese art reproduction companies as well as the big American ones (80% of the Chinese art reproduction market ships solely to America) use these flimsy nylon canvases, shown in the photo below. The reason being of course is that they’re dirt cheap to buy so companies make a bigger profit.  They may be easy on the pocket but it’s not so great for the painting. It’s important  that the canvas for your art replica or portrait has strength and stability since over time many factors can challenge your oil painting (for example  humidity, change in temperature, re-stretching) and a flimsy canvas just won’t cut it. These poor quality canvases are also loosely woven and the fabric can easily distort when stretched, which in turn will ruin the painting.

An Example of a Poor Quality Canvas used by Chinese Art Reproduction Companies

Poor quality flimsy canvas mostly used by Chinese and American Art Reproduction Companies

Here at Fabulous Masterpieces, we use a heavy grade duck cotton canvas because of its strength, stability and durability.  Heavy grade Duck cotton canvases have a smooth, dense construction and are suitable for large oil paintings.  Our duck cotton canvases, which your paintings will be lovingly hand painted on will feel reassuringly heavy and  provide excellent support  for even thickly painted pieces of art, such as our van Gogh replicas. Even for larger paintings,  due to the way the threads criss-cross each other in the canvas you’ll find that they provide an excellent foundation for your painting.  Say no to poor cheapo quality canvases and give your painting a strong foundation.  In the long run you’ll be very pleased you have!

Heavey Grade Cotton Duck Canvas

Heavy Grade Duck Cotton Canvas used by Fabulous Masterpieces gives Your Painting a Strong Foundation.

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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Stubbs’ Brood Mares and Foals expected to fetch £15 Million at Auction

Stubbs’ painting entitled: Brood Mares and Foals will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s London on December 8th where it is expected to fetch between 10 – 15 Million Pounds!

Stubbs - Brood Mares and Foal

Stubbs - Brood Mares and Foal

Painted in 1767 it has never before gone up for auction. The current record for one of Stubbs’ paintings, which has stood for 15 years is his portrait of The Royal Tiger. That painting was bought for £3.2 Million.

If you want to view the painting in the flesh, you can actually go and see Brood Mares and Foals at Sotheby’s London on 3rd December.

If you would like to commission a fine art replica oil painting of Stubbs’s Brood Mares and Foals or any other of Stubbs’ masterpieces, please contact Fabulous Masterpieces

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Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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Home Grown English Flowers Painted in a Dutch Old Master Style

A customer who is a keen flower arranger contacted us a few months ago with a photograph she took of her flowers.  She wanted to see if we could paint her flowers in the style of one of the Old Dutch or Flemish Masters such as Jan Frans Van Dael.

Flowers

Photograph of a vase of Flowers

Flower Oil Painting by Fabulous Masterpieces

Flower Oil Painting, Painted in the Flemish Old Master Style by Fabulous Masterpieces

If you too have photographs of flowers, people or just about anything that you feel passionate about and would like to have painted in the style of The old Masters, please drop us an email at info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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