In his leisure time, he enjoyed being a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club where he and his fellow painters would set up their easels and try and capture the beauty of the local Virginia countryside. The resulting sketches are a complete departure from his photorealistic style. He also created several equine sculptures when he couldn't get the exact pose he needed from photographs. These have been bronzed and his family hopes to be able to offer reproductions in the future. Don passed away on November 5, 2009 at the age of 83."No Surrender" Don Stivers Original Oil Painting on Illustration Board Signed by the Artist. While others would surrender Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862, for Nathan Bedford Forrest there was no other option; he would cut his way out or die trying. All Limited Edition prints are numbered and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it.
There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition.
Rare objects are more valuable. An Artists Proof (AP), generally, is the first 10% of the Limited Edition prints that come off the press. If the Limited Edition is 400 s/n, there would be 40 APs. This status is noted on the print. Collectors prefer APs because their value increases even more than a Limited Edition as time goes by.
All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "No Surrender Don Stivers Signed Civil War Original Oil Painting" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2015.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.