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Slave Greeting Card featuring the painting Wade In The Water by Gertrude Palmer

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Wade In The Water Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Thank you Colin and Marilyn.

Love it, Congrats!

Congratulations on your recent sale.

Thank you for your kind words.

Congratulations on your recent sale!!

Congrats on your sale! L/F

Thank you!


Congrats on your sale!!!!!!

Your use of color and blends is exceptional, a great piece of work!

Gertrude, So Beautiful! Congrats on your sale :)

Gertrude Palmer replied:

Chrisann, Thanks so much for taking time to comment. Gert

Congratulations on your sale Gertrude!!

Gertrude Palmer replied:

Bill, Thanks so much for taking time to comment. Gert

I love this! Congratulaitons on your sale. Well deserved. f/v

Gertrude Palmer replied:

Mary, Thanks so much for taking time to comment. Gert

Many thanks.

Exceptional painting!

Stunning work, Gertrude! Love your wonderful expression on the canvas. Bravo!!! Thank you so much for your nice feedback on my "Santa Cruz Dock"!!!

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Greeting Card Reviews (6134)

Average Rating (5 Stars):

September 22nd, 2018

I appreciate the quality. The print was pretty small, so I was surprised it was rolled up and I had to flatten it. It would have been nice if it was flat in an envelope with cardboard support and a clear protective covers (like prints are sold at art shows). I do appreciate that artists have this resource.

September 22nd, 2018

I got this card for my sister's birthday and she absolutely loved it! We had our fortunes read by Zoltar Speaks when we were at Circus Circus in Reno, so she was surprised that I was able to find a Zoltar card. The quality was good and the picture was perfect. I would order from this company again!

September 21st, 2018

I never clicked on this to order! I never even looked it up! Can I please have this one refunded!

September 21st, 2018

It is beautiful. The colors are vibrant.

September 19th, 2018

All of these cards are beautiful! I have sent them to my special friends. It actually hurts to let them go! Great service, cards look just like pics!

September 19th, 2018

I have purchased many cards from you, and have loved them all. Just as described, great shipping, and great service. I will be shopping Christmas cards soon!

Artist's Description

This large painting is on sand tells the story of a young slave girl, preparing to Wade on the Water, take a leap of faith, and run. In the moonlight we see supportive figures around her clapping in a Shout Ring. Her dress becomes one with the water as she enters. Making herself one with the night is her pathway to freedom. It is a moment of sorrow and joy. Slavery often meant departing from those you love under the worst of conditions. The "spots" are flecks of real gold leaf in the original, adding an otherworldly quality to the image.

About Gertrude Palmer

Fine artist, designer & illustrator, Gertrude Palmer signs her paintings simply "Gert". As a young fashionista she received the In Vivo Design Award for a collection of ethnic ski wear, the first fabricated in natural materials. This launched her own junior boutique line under the label of In Vivo. However her yearning for immersion in fine art called to her. Introduced to stone lithography in High School at celebrated New Trier, North of Chicago, she continued studies under Lyle Matouche (master printer for Karl Tobey) found at Southern Oregon University where she produced political and feminist works from 1979 1983. Even Valentino ate Apples, Great American Playboy, Not So Mad Housewife, Ecalypso were all produced during this phase....

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