I believe art is to be shared. I have gained so much from others sharing their art experiences and knowledge, I thought this blog would be a great way for me to give something back.
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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
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.