"A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption" - (James Thurber 1894 –1961)

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Original Paintings 

What is an original mixed-medium painting?
For art lovers who want to own an original painting by Matthew Moss, you can purchase an original mixed-medium version of his painting. The expression, mixed-medium means that the artist has used different techniques and materials to compose his work of art. Also, It means the painting he gives you will differ in some details from one version of the work of art to the next. The painting you will get is, therefore, unique.

A good example of a work of art that was created in several versions, each one different in some details and technique is the famous Rembrandt van Rijn The Hundred Guilder Print. It is the biggest and the most famous of Rembrandt's etching. (It got this title because of the high price Dutch collectors of the period were prepared to pay for it). The artist made many versions and variations of the print between 1643 and 1649, and even later.

Matthew creates his painting on heavy-weight original artists quality watercolour paper and signs it, in pencil, on the bottom of the painting. The artist has framed this painting in an Italian hand-made frame, made for him by craftsmen in Naples and Florence. The frame is glazed with an organic glass. The size of the actual painting you get is 40 x 30 cm, (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Adding in the frame, the overall dimensions of the framed work are approximately 52 x 42 cm (20½ x 16½ inches); You can hang the painting immediately you receive it; the back of the work of art is already equipped with picture cable attached.