Grandeur (2014)
Acrylic painting by Tesa Michaels


  • Acrylic painting, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 48 × 48 × 2.5 in / 48 × 48 in (actual image size)
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Tesa Michaels

United States

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Oil and Acrylic on Panel
Mixed Media
2.5 Museum Wrap Panel
Semi-Precious Stones

ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece

From the Artist:
Semi Precious stones used:
- Prehnite
- Druzy Quartz
- Mica
- Agate
- Mexican, Brazilian and Moroccan Geodes
- Rose and Clear Quartz
- Zeolite
- Golden Celestite
- Selenite
- Apophyllite
- Chalcedony
- Celestite

This was such a fun and grand piece to do. I call it “Grandeur” not only for eye catching and how big it is, but for how many amazing specimens of stones I used.

I really went all out with this painting in adding so many semi-precious stones. Each piece is so unique and great on its own, but that’s what makes this piece so grand is when you put them all together it really makes a statement.

I have collected these stones one by one and strand by strand for a year. I have collected them at bead and jewelry shows, found online through out the world. I have used one or two in paintings before and didnt feel like they spoke and made an impact. However when I was collecting them and had them all grouped on the table, I was mesmerized. They were so amazing like that I knew from my reaction from seeing the stones as they were that I had to do a large, grand piece with alot of different stones.

I used metallic acrylic paint for the sky and oil for the foreground. I used tissue paper for the texture which I feel in person really brings it to life and more dimension. I crushed up clear quartz to line the clouds with, which really sparkle under the right light.

This was one of the funnest projects I have done and I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved putting it together.

This painting is shipped as freight due to the large size, weight of 50 lbs (average weight of large works), and complexity of the painting. Great measures are taken in order to pack the painting to the best we can to ensure the semi precious stones used in each painting are safe during shipping.
We use either a strong and durable cardboard box or wooden crate for each painting depending on the piece which will be reflected on the price of the shipping.
Insurance is included in the cost of the shipping.
Due to the weight and size, at times the painting will also be placed on a crate in order to further protect the painting which will increase the shipping price.
The freight company will then work with you in order to schedule a time for it to be delivered. You will need to be present to receive the painting when it is unloaded. The cost of shipping can decrease if delivered to a business address or can be picked up from their warehouse location when applicable.
All shipping for large work in the “Elements Series” is priced at $700. 00. This is an average cost when shipped in the United States from San Diego, CA.
Shipping cost can rise if shipped to Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii. Please contact Tesa for a shipping quote.
Please contact Tesa for an exact shipping quote to your location.
If the shipping is less than the original $700 quoted than you will be charged less and accordingly, no money is made off shipping. Shipping cost will decrease the closer to San Diego, CA where the paintings are shipped.
International Shipping
We are happy to ship internationally to you. Please contact Tesa for a shipping quote.
We do everything we can to keep the costs at a minimal due to the size and weight of these paintings. Thank you for your understanding.

Materials used:

Prehnite - Druzy Quartz - Mica - Agate - Mexican, Brazilian and Moroccan Geodes - Rose and Clear Quartz - Zeolite - Golden Celestite - Selenite - Apophyllite - Chalcedony - Celestite

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