Jackalopes of the World Framed Original Oil Painting

by Leah Kiser

$12,600.00

Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches with half inch floater frame, overall dimensions with frame is about 31 x 41

Medium: Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Ships From: Casa Grande, Arizona

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    Leah Kiser

    Leah Kiser

    Oil

    Casa Grande, AZ


    This is a collection of large scale playful illustrations painted in a realistic style. I feel like I should say something profound or serious here, but the pieces do not have a collective message or agenda. I didn't paint them to be profound and serious. I made these paintings because they bring me joy and I hope to bring good feelings to others through them. At this time, I cannot seem to get excited to paint subjects that don't make me laugh, and I'm thankful to have found an audience that enjoys them enough to hang them on their walls. ​ To prepare for these paintings, (in addition to practicing for years to gain the skill to paint realistically) I let my mind wander and let images come to me. When these images make me laugh out loud or make me think “I’ve never seen anything like that before” then there is a good chance they will strike others in a "I don't know why this exists, but I'm glad that it does" kind of way. I like when art catches me off guard like that - Like a dance choreographed by Paul Taylor, or a Monty Python skit... others seem to enjoy it too - watching viewers do a double take and laugh out loud is one of my favorite things about painting this way. ​ I began painting with this balance of realism and illustration because I couldn't decide between the two. The things I love about illustration are the styles and colors and the smart compositional tricks illustrators use to guide the eye and convey a mood or story without words. I like trying them out in my paintings. But details also call to me. I use photographs or objects as visual references, and they help me capture perspective, lighting, and form, while trying to maintain the life and spark of the original imagined idea. It is a challenging balance between observing and imagining. This spectrum between realism and illustration leads to variability and experimentation in my work. It adds another dimension of play that you'll likely see more of from me in the future.

Description

This painting is loved by many who followed its creation on facebook and instagram and purchased prints and greeting cards to hang on their wall or send to their friends.  It is the top selling print and greeting card in my inventory.  There are no full sized duplicates of this painting on canvas.  I do not sell full sized prints and I do not sell prints on canvas.  I do not paint duplicate original paintings or paint embellishments on prints.  There is not another painting like this one in the world, and it could be yours, because it is still available!
The painting is 30 inches tall by 40 inches wide on gallery wrapped canvas.  It comes with a removable half inch black floater frame.  Shipping and Tax are included in the price. The painting comes with the story about the painting, and the artist statement for the “Just For Fun” Art Show.  There is a signature on the front of the painting, the piece is also signed on the back with the name of the painting, date of completion, and a stamp of Leah’s actual finger print.

The Story Behind This Painting:
At the very first art show that I participated in, someone requested that I paint some Jackalopes.  I thought about it for a long time, and decided to put the idea aside for a little while to work on the dinosaurs and octopus ideas that I already had going.  Then about 3 years later, I was at another art fair just daydreaming, and the idea of putting different antlers on jackrabbits came to mind. I laughed out loud… and then I thought “Wait!  There are a lot of different breeds of rabbit that I can use too!”  When I got home, I started matching rabbit breeds with antlers, and giggled to myself about putting them all together in a painting majestically like you would find in a nature or science book complete with breed names:
Rare Albino Belgian Hare Reindeerlope, English Angora Ramalope, Flemish Giant Moosealope, Holland Lopalope, Lion Head Buckalope, Netherland Dwarfalope, and the Common Jackalope.
So many people love this painting. It is my best seller for prints by far, and even though I painted it before I started planning the “Just for Fun” series, it fit with the idea of imaginative paintings done in a realistic style, and I decided to include it in the show.
This painting is one of five paintings included in the “Just For Fun” Show – A collection of paintings done in an imaginative realist style.  It was my first virtual art show. The show includes a video that you can find on youtube.  The initial gallery show was canceled due to Covid, so I decided to show the series on my own online.
~Leah Kiser

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This Artist will accept purchases returned within 1 days of delivery. There is a 10% restocking fee on any artwork that is returned. If you would like to return the work please contact this artist at leah.kiser3@gmail.com for the return shipping address. Return shipping is at the expense of the purchaser, and must include insurance for the full value of the artwork, and the artwork must be received back by the artist in the exact same condition that it was shipped. Refunds are processes within 30 days of the artwork being returned. In the rear instance of damages to the artwork when shipping from the artist to you, please email leah.kiser3@gmail.com within 7 days of receiving the artwork. You will need to document with photographs all damages to the packaging and the artwork to allow the artist to file an insurance claim with the mail carrier and return the damaged item to the artist. Upon receipt of the damaged item the artist will ship out a replacement, if available. If replacement is not available the artist will refund the full purchase price of your item.