Petit Aqua Vitae Tinto - Original Small Painting

Petit Aqua Vitae Tinto - Original Small Painting


Dimensions : 41 x 41cm Painting Side depth 3.5cm (16” x 16”)

Polymer Paint and Oil Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Ready to hang with picture wire

Painting is Titled and Signed verso

Certificate of Authenticity provided on request

This is an original painting; it is not a print or reproduction of any kind but is available as an Archival Reproduction Print on request.


    This is a series of paintings I have been working on and off with forever. It is really about life enlarged, until all that remains is Energy, Colour and Chaos. I want the paintings having an inner vibration, a sense of movement, energy, life for those looking at them.


    This particular series is about wine and the 'waters of life' or 'Aqua Vitae'. Here wine varietals came into their own. The rich deep colour of shiraz and layers upon layer of process and history and of sensual enjoyment.


    'I am not your stereotypical artist in so many ways with this one exception, I do appreciate wine in a similar way to my appreciation of art and the way historically, many artists have enjoyed this nectar. I love wine. I love the taste. I love the colour. The Chroma. The aroma. The feel. The process. The many similarities in the creation to art making and art appreciation and the multiple levels of sensual appeal. Hence when I was asked to do a commission about wine varietals I went to it with the fervour of a wine loving artisan and took the plan a tad further to create a series of works inspired by this heavenly ambrosia.'


    Such a joy to look into the lush characteristics of Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The generous warm tones on the palette and on the eye. The richness, generosity and depth. And then looking into the glass from above, the jewel of light coming through the colour, the wave of the swirl. I could go on forever about the richness of these experiences and the layers of history, but the pleasure is in the painting and the glass.


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    Please feel free to look at my other paintings and I so hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I love making them.

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    Jacquelyn Stephens is a Melbourne based artist who has been successfully exhibiting her paintings for over 20 years since completing a BFA in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts. Over the years she has had several successful solo and group exhibitions in commercial galleries and artists run spaces. Her paintings can be seen in many media publications and are held in private collections worldwide.




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    ALL PAINTINGS ARE VARNISHED with Professional Quality Artists Varnish, once they have been photographed. This gives a protective surface and an exquisite sheen that really makes the colours powerful & eye-catching.


    FRAMING IS NICE BUT NOT NECESSARY. The painting is on canvas wrapped around traditional wooden stretcher bars with edges that are a smart 3.5cm deep. The edges are cleaned, staple free and painted a neutral colour to compliment the painting. Sold unframed.

    If you would like it framed it can be arranged at an additional cost.

    Painting is signed, titled and dated on the rear side and ready to hang with picture wire across the back.


    A ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided on request


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