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16" x 16" Custom Watercolor Landscape Map: ORIGINAL PAINTING (Commission)


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16" x 16" Original Topographic Watercolor Landscape Map, Custom Commission. Perhaps it's the site of the wedding, the proposal, a favorite vacation spot, or the homeland for your family or ancestors. With each block painted by hand, an original Watercolor Landscape Map is just stunning on the wall of your home or office, or a wonderful wedding, graduation or anniversary gift to be treasured. It's a meaningful way to remember a really special place where you find solitude or consider the grandeur of the Earth from its peaks. A topographic watercolor map is a combination of my hand-drawn topographic lines and watercolor. These lines may follow elevation contours or may be gestural hatch marks. I'll also use the watercolor in light and darker tones to mimic landscape shadows to highlight mountains and valleys. Or, as in the BLUE RIDGE (last photo before palette) piece, I may use watercolor to delineate the elevation contours. We will decide together!

I will contact you soon after your purchase of this commission. Please allow 4 - 8 weeks to complete Your Topographic Watercolor Map. This is the most complex type of map I create and it take a lot of time to procure a topographic map and to trace or hatch the contours. On this one, watercolor is often the "easy" part! The result has a lot of depth and is a fitting tribute to places that are known for their topography.

With this commission, you are also entitled to purchase up to ten prints of your piece at half cost! Give prints as gifts to friends and family. Keep a print for yourself if the original is a gift. Win-win.

Your Topographic Watercolor Map is created just for you. Please tell me the name of the city or area you'd like to represent - including specific neighborhood(s) or sites. Generally, a 2 - 10 mile radius from center is a reasonable size for this type of map. Also, is there a special spot around which the map should center? Tell me in the FORM provided at checkout. Once we determine the boundaries of the map with your approval, I will draw the water bodies, coastlines, roads and streets by hand. Using this drawing as an underlay, I will watercolor the blocks between roads and water on thick watercolor paper to create Your Original Map. Thank you for your patience. We will be in touch!

I will paint Your Map in a color of your choice. Tell me what color this special place conjures for you, or choose a color from the menu.

Watercolor on thick 140gsm watercolor paper, signed & dated by me.

Paper size: 16" x 16"

Frame not included.

Packaged in clear sealed cello sleeve with backboards.

Ships flat, USPS Priority Insured 2-3 days within the US.

For INTERNATIONAL Shipping, a calculated rate is charged, but I will reimburse you the difference if it costs less to ship your order. Thank you!

To see more of my process, work and travels, find me on Instagram @turnofthecenturies

{painting will be copyright © Kirsten Sparenborg and I may make and sell prints of this piece.}***No coupons/discounts on Custom Drawings, please. thank you!***


Thank you so much. I’m delighted to share this love of maps and travel - from cities to wilderness - with you!

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I am happy to coordinate your framing and shipping with Simply Framed! I ship the art to them, they frame it beautifully and ship to you. Visit SimplyFramed.com and peruse the options for PRINT frames. When you purchase your Print or Artwork, write me with your frame selection. I’ll send you an image of your art in the frame and set up a RESERVE Listing for your framing. I cannot guarantee shipping deadlines for Simply Framed. Get in touch if you are interested in custom framing!

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