When purchasing a work of art, you are purchasing the tangible piece of art. The artist retains the rights to the image because it is intellectual property. You may sell the original artwork to another person and thereby make a profit. Only the artist has the right to reproduce, publish or in any way derive income from the printed image unless express permission is given by the artist (example: publicity for the artist, or charitable fund-raising) or the artist makes a licensing agreement (example: with a greeting card company.) Of course, a candid photo of you, family and friends where the artwork is a component is permitted.
I do my best in photographing and editing the images I post to this website to match the painting before me. Due to the differences in the calibration of monitors or screens and different types of screens, the colors of the original may differ somewhat from those shown on your screen.
‘Gold’ or ‘goldtone’ metal (aluminum) frames have either a shiny or frosted patina. The sides have a brushed patina. Wooden frames, when listed as ‘gold’ or ‘gold finish’ vary in color with different manufacturers. When the term ‘antique gold’ is used, affects such as speckling, distressing or black or brown color washes are part of the finishing process. When the term ‘natural’ is used, the wood is unstained and either waxed or clear varnished. When a stain color is used (example: walnut, cherry, oak) this refers only to the wood stain ‘color name’ found on the can of commercial stain. I will also describe a frame color as the frame manufacturer has labeled said frame (example: fruitwood, washed gold, brushed gold.) I can also order and install artwork in metal frames in other metallic colors such as silver, bronze as well as many colors such as green, blue, red etc. If you want to change a frame, this is, of course over and above the stated price and will also add to delivery time. Contact me to discuss the possibilities.
All measurements given for original paintings are very close but approximate. Canvas and paper manufactured outside of the USA is made using the metric system, not inches. I measure to the nearest ¼ of an inch. In the case of mediums such as watercolor, an artist may not necessarily paint edge to edge; therefore the human element must be taken into consideration. The images you see on my website are cropped very slightly. This done to expedite the uploading of the photographic image to the website in a crisp, clear manner. Therefore you may see slightly more image when you acquire the original painting. On the other hand, a frame or mat does cover a small fraction of the image.
There are also manufacturing errors in the cutting of stretcher bars (the wooden pieces to which the canvas is stapled.) Canvases are miter folded at the corners, causing slight variation of the measurements (example: an 8" x 10" canvas may measure exactly 10" at one side and measure 10 " on the other side.) Framing covers this unevenness. In the case of gallery wrapped canvases, the canvas is wrapped around the stretchers and stapled to the back. The painting is continued around the sides and meant to be hung without a frame. Although the corner folds are visible, they are commonly accepted by the art world.
I offer unmatted giclées and prints, for which the measurements given are the image only. The will be a white border around the image that your framer can expose or cover. In the case of a Limited Edition Giclée you will want my signature, title and the edition number exposed.
In the case of matted giclées and prints, my matted sizes are as stated.
My framed sizes reflect the matted size because what I call a thin gold frame varies in widths from manufacturer to manufacturer. The width of the frame as seen from the front is approximately ¼", the depth of the frame as seen from the side is approximately 1".
The dimensions stated for an original watercolor in a frame reflects the matted size, because frame widths vary.
When I list a painting on canvas with its wooden frame, the frame measurements are approximate and in most cases those of the manufacturer.
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The price includes the cost of packing, shipping, insurance and taxes within the United States. Payment must be received in full by the artist and cleared the banking process before the artwork will be shipped. In the event the shipping destination is outside the United States, additional payment(s) will be paid by the purchaser in full before shipping.
The choice of the shipping agent will be decided by the artist.
Returns must be made within 7 business days of recieving artwork. Contact me before returning artwork. Returned artwork must be recieved undamaged & in the original shipping container. Save and return all paperwork. The price of the artwork will be returned less shipping costs.
If you recieve the artwork & find that it was damaged by the shipper, contact me right away by email, & I will work with you & the shipper to resolve the problem. Your satisfaction is very important to me.