“Balloons over Mystic Lake” is an original painting by Glenda Green created in 1991 just prior to the changes that would come to her life because of her visions of Christ. This and a few others from that period will be the central theme of this auction. The paintings with balloons were painted to impart the artist’s feeling that she would finally have to release her attachments to the world in order to receive what would come next. This painting is a remembrance of a deep meditation and prayer vigil she had on her trip back home from California when she finally gained her courage to take on the commission to paint Jesus. This was a transformation point that would take Glenda into her future spiritual work. The feelings of this painting offer a glimpse into the spiritual expansion that will continue to emerge for the rest of the artist’s life.
This painting is executed in acrylic paint on 100% acid free watercolor paper. It has a lovely soft texture and vibrant tones in the balloons. It very much characterizes the bliss of that time in which the artist dedicated her life for spiritual service. The appraised value of this painting is $6,000. That is based on the comparable appraised value of her original figurative paintings on canvas that reach as high as $60,000.
This painting is framed with a square-cut ash frame and a hand wrapped silk mat. The glass has been removed to make shipment lighter and to protect the painting from damage. There will be a small cost for the buyer in replacing the glass after receiving your painting, but that will likely be far less than the high cost of shipping and insuring a glazed work of art this size. It is still firmly installed in its mat and frame. The picture dimensions are: 17.5″ x 23.5″ (image size) The outer frame dimensions are: 25.5” x 32”
The cost for shipping can only be determined after we know the final packaged weight and destination. All auction purchases may be picked up in person or special arrangements made by the purchaser. Otherwise, all of our shipments will go through FedEx, and will be insured for an amount at the buyers request but no less than the purchase price.
Our minimum bid for this piece is $600. This minimum was set at 10% of the appraised and insurable value of the painting based on the sale of comparable pieces in the past. It’s estimated and real value will, of course, increase dramatically in the future as the overall value of all the artist’s work appreciates.