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"Something To Smile About" Original 12x12" painting by Dar James


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Original (GOLDEN paints) acrylic on canvas originals by Dar James at special demo pricing—typical 12x12” is $350. Beautiful, rich colors and illuminating dot work details in an array of one-of-a-kind trees.

"Something To Smile About" Original 12x12" painting by Dar James

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"Something To Smile About" Original 12x12" painting by Dar James


Original Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x12"

Warm colors, a shining sun and a pair of sweet blackbirds embody the title of this cheerful tree. This original 12x12" acrylic on canvas painting is accented with iridescent, gold on the leaves and my signature illuminating dot work. An uplifting canopy gives this piece optimistic energy.

Unframed. Canvas depth is 3/4" and can be hung as-is with four, finished edges, or framed as you prefer.  If framed, recommended is a canvas floater frame from

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