Do you have a WHY questions about my artwork. You might think it's odd but usually I have a reason.
Why do I display my paintings on a white background rather than Black?
*Lets start with the white background. I use to use a black background. It really made my paintings pop. They looked like jewels or stain glass. However most people are not going to hang the painting on black wall. Many people have white or light walls in their home. I think with the white background more people are going to get a truer idea how the painting will look in their home.
Why I work from photogragh and not "real" life?
*I work from photographs because I’m slow. My average paintings have 40 plus hours in them. If I worked outside the light and the shades would be constantly changing. I don’t require a excellent photograph because I can play God and move things around or even take stuff out or add things in.
Why I framed the way I do?
*When I first started paintings, my husband was making my frames. Beautiful. Beautiful. However my mentor came to me. “ Those are lovely frames but they do nothing for your paintings. I would suggest gold frame.” She was right.
Now I use white and off white mats for a reason. All the competitions and big shows require it. With price of archival it is tying up a lot money to keep odd colors in stock. I originally had my friend, that I do art show with, cutting my mats. I decide when I get my matt cutter I was going to use less expensive mat. It’s getting late a night getting ready for art show the next day. I had picked up my last a full sheet size. I got a paper cut and blood just made one trail of blood down the face of the mat. You can’t turn it over. Now
What am I going to do? It’s ruin. I can experiment with it. Well I twisted up piece of paper towel to a nice point. I wetted the paper towel and gentle and carefully patted it on only the blood. Since it was a top quality archival mat the blood lifted off it and I was saved. So another case of you get what you pay for. When I got my matt cutter I have use only archival mat. Trust me its worth the money.
Why do you only deduct a very little amont off the total ptice unt when you sell the painting without the frame?
*When a framed piece is pull out of its framed and sold, First I do not like to do this. One man said “I don’t have any in my house with a gold framed” I usully only take like $20 off the whole price. See I buy my frames in bulk. I get a real good price. Then the frame is only there to protect the painting anyways.
Why I require you to call me before yoy can buy a painting? (Instead of ordering it on-line)
We do not accept credit cards.
We will accept checks or money orders for the exact amount of sales (including shipping and handling.) If amount is not correct it will be returned to you for a check for the correct amount. The check will be validated before being sent through the banking system. If the check is not the correct amount this will slow down the transaction.
NO painting will be released prior to checks totally clearing your account.
DO NOT send a check for anything other than the sale of the painting (including shipping and handling.) We will not pay a third party.
If you have your own shipper, “handling” charges will still apply.
We DO NOT ship out of the USA.
Thank you for your understanding.