Monday, November 09, 2009

Daily Painting Practice - White Peony and shipping paintings

I was recently asked via email about  how I send paintings to galleries or shows. Perfect timing! I was just notified that my painting "Cowboy Dave" was just juried into the ( 2010 C.M. Russell Art Auction.) They also informed me that the painting needs to be shipped this week.  This is a first for me to ship  to a big art auction so I wanted to do it right.

The Auction suggested that we use a re-usable strong box for shipping. I decided on a lined strongbox by  (Airfloat Systems Inc.)

Here's a picture of the box....and my helper.

The plastic liner on the box top is an extra protection against a puncture. It is very easy to size and pack the painting. The foam inset is perforated in 1 " increments.

You just outline the frame and rip out the foam. Then place the painting in the box ( it is a good idea to cover the painting with plastic or paper) And  replace the top layer.

Clean simple and hassle free. Ready to tape and ship. I'll let you know how it does at the show in March.

click on the painting to enlarge the image

White Peony
oil on masonite

Before you go, here's the latest painting. This one is for a show at my N.J. gallery, ( the desChamps Gallery), in December. Finished it just in time.


Sharon Kay said...

Ask and you shall receive!
Thank you, Peter!

Marilyn M. King said...

This peony is gorgeous!!!! Maybe you should paint more flowers.....

Thanks for the box/shipping info.

Cheryl Pass said...

Thanks for the box info. I love your "helper!" You know I would think he or she is a cute subject for a portrait! AND...that peony is so beautifully painted.... You always do such a great job with peonies...I'm jealous! said...

Lovely subtle grays.

kayce hughes said...

so beautiful! Did it sell?