Vivien Leigh and the Auldbrass Plantation
"Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one's place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea - one swims where one wants.
- Vivien Leigh
Fine Art Print on Paper with 1" White Border for Easy Framing
Each print is hand-signed by the artist. The 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image.
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas with Black Frame, 20"x20"
This special series of 50 Limited Edition Series Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings. They include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist, and are hand-signed and numbered. The frame is black and sits 1 1/2" from the wall.
About the Painting:
I had wanted to paint Vivien Leigh from the very beginning of this series. It was one of those times when the title of a painting comes before the painting itself.
The name Frankly Scarlett, came with the image of a beautiful Scarlett O'Hara draped in red velvet highlighting her alabaster skin and piecing eyes, all set against a burning sky. I have always loved the publicity image of Scarlett and Rhett embracing against a fiery sky, and I wanted to capture that in my painting.
However, I had left Vivien on the back burner for the simple reason that I could not find a Frank Lloyd Wright building to pair her with. For me, there must always be a connection between the model and the hat she wears.
When I told someone about my dilemma, they just happened to mention Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Plantation. "What? Seriously?” I exclaimed. “Are you telling me that Frank Lloyd Wright designed a plantation?” If ever the stars were in alignment for this series, it was now. Miss Scarlet could wear a plantation as a hat, and if that wasn't enough, Auldbrass Plantation is built with red brick. "Ok, please. Stop it. You can't Wright this stuff".
Auldbrass Plantation breathes the Deep South with meandering grounds that are rooted with storied oaks dripping in Spanish moss. Frank has brilliantly incorporated his signature style to fit the needs of plantation living.
As easy as Vivien is on the eyes, so was the process of painting her. A joy from start to finish; time flew and was Gone with the Wind.
– Karen Robb
About Vivien Leigh (1913-1967)
Vivien Leigh was a British stage and film actor. She played a wide variety of roles, including heroines of George Bernard Shaw and Shakespearean leads. She is most famous for her portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and the film adaption of A Streetcar Named Desire.
"People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap."
Prints on Paper
Your fine art print is a Magiclee Verona 250hd smooth cotton fine art print created here in Winnipeg by my professional printer to ensure the closest fidelity to the original. Each print will be hand signed by me, the artist.
Prints on fine art paper include a white border for easy framing, which can also act as a mat. Therefore, your image will be smaller than its total paper size. Border sizes are stated and shown in the photo of each listing.
- Ex: A 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image
Giclee Prints on Canvas with Black Frame, Limited Edition
- The Special Series of 50 Limited Edition Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings.
- Limited Edition Canvas Prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist.
- These prints are also signed and numbered on the back of each canvas by the artist.
- Frames are black and sit 1 1/2" from the wall.
I currently ship within Canada and the Continental United States. Each print is hand packed by me to ensure its safe arrival. Please understand that I am a single artist, working full time, and printing each painting to order, so expect up to three weeks for arrival.
I provide budget-friendly Domestic shipping within Canada, however Canada Post does not provide a tracking number for this method. You will receive a notification from my store when your painting has been shipped.
If you live in the United States, Canada Post does provide a tracking number that will be included in your shipping notification.
If you do not receive an email stating that your painting has shipped within two weeks, please contact me.
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Returns and Exchanges
All prints are made to order and signed by me. Unfortunately, I cannot provide returns or exchanges.
Copyright and Reposting
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