Handling & Transporting Artwork

Most Plein Air painters use wet panel carriers because they are literally transporting artwork wet from the field. I recommend transporting artwork to my studio in a wet panel carrier. It protects them from damage in your car (sudden stop) and keeps them clean. Also, be sure to clean out your cases from time to time with compressed air or simply washing them with water and placing them upside down to dry.

If you don’t have a wet panel carrier, placing artwork in a box with cloth or wax paper between pieces also works, but be careful if your artwork has thick impasto. Consider even an inexpensive cardboard carrier.

For transporting and handling large artwork, consider making a DIY Custom Artwork Carrier, here are the instructions.

Protect your Artwork from Dust

Dust on a painting, especially a freshly-varnished one, flares up when I photograph it. Frequently I carefully remove dust from dry paintings before I shoot them with a very low pressure air cleaner (the same kind photographers use to clean lenses). I strive to make the images of your art as perfect as possible. I know that you as an artist see the paint, but please be mindful of what happens to your art after you complete it. Varnish it in a clean setting. Keep your art carriers clean to help me to accurately reproduce your artwork.

How Rossow Photography Handles Artwork

I frequently handle wet or freshly-varnished paintings, many of my clients bring them to me to shoot them before a show or shipping them to galleries. Please let me know if your painting is still wet, recently varnished or has thick impasto. I keep my studio clean and carefully handle your art while photographing it. If I know in advance, I will handle them from the sides and return them to their cases after shooting. If a painting is wet and by rare chance I get paint on my hands from even the side of the canvas I will let you know so you can touch it up if need be.

Recent Painting Photos

Joyful Blossoms-painting by Mary Pettis-210621

Joyful Blossoms

by Mary Pettis
Dusk Approaches 9x12 - painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Dusk Approaches

by Carl Bretzke
Gone Fishin-painting by Kevin Komadina photographed by Mitch Rossow-200818

Gone Fishin

by Kevin Komadina
Set in Stone - 24x36 - painting by Abbey Fitzgerald photographed by Mitch Rossow

Set in Stone

by Abbey Fitzgerald
Full Bloom 10x8.5 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Full Bloom

by Joe Paquet
Just Before Snowfall - painting by Hannah Heyer photographed by Mitch Rossow

Just Before Snowfall

by Hannah Heyer
James Vose painting photographed by Mitch Rossow - Close Reading No 2

Close Reading No 2

by James Vose
Kevin Komadina painting photographed by Mitch Rossow - No Vacancy

No Vacancy

by Kevin Komadina
Etherial Morning 28x48 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Etherial Morning

by Mary Pettis
Daily Bread - painting by Jack Dant photographed by Mitch Rossow

Daily Bread

by Jack Dant
Water Wisdom - painting by Pat Duncan photographed by Mitch Rossow

Water Wisdom

by Patricia Duncan
Clouds + Sun Padula 8x10 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Clouds + Sun Padula

by Joe Paquet
Winter Field, Late Dusk-painting by Carl Bretzke-210331

Winter Field, Late Dusk

by Carl Bretzke
Ruth - painting by Jeff Hurinenko photographed by Mitch Rossow

Ruth

by Jeff Hurinenko
Chick Fight - painting by Nanci Fulmek photographed by Mitch Rossow

Chick Fight

by Nanci Fulmek
Deep Freeze - 30x24 - painting by Abbey Fitzgerald photographed by Mitch Rossow

Deep Freeze

by Abbey Fitzgerald
Donuts - painting by Allison Conyers photographed by Mitch Rossow

Donuts

by Allison Conyers
Joe Paquet painting photographed by Mitch Rossow - Lake Boats at Rest 8x12

Lake Boats at Rest

by Joe Paquet
Carl Bretzke painting photographed by Mitch Rossow - The Last Waitress - 30x40

The Last Waitress

by Carl Bretzke
February Footsteps - painting by Hannah Heyer photographed by Mitch Rossow

February Footsteps

by Hannah Heyer
Strawberries and Cream - painting by James Vose photographed by Mitch Rossow

Strawberries and Cream

by James Vose
Honor the Harvest - painting by Pat Duncan photographed by Mitch Rossow

Honor the Harvest

by Patricia Duncan
Autumn Whisper - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Autumn Whisper

by Mary Pettis
Winslow at Rest - painting by Jack Dant photographed by Mitch Rossow

Winslow at Rest

by Jack Dant
Fruits of Reflection - painting by James Vose photographed by Mitch Rossow

The Fruits of Reflection

by James Vose
White Peonies - painting by Steve Levin photographed by Mitch Rossow

White Peonies

by Steven J. Levin
The Value of Change - painting by Pat Duncan photographed by Mitch Rossow

The Value of Change

by Patricia Duncan
Buddah - painting by Katharine Gotham photographed by Mitch Rossow

Buddah

by Katharine Gotham
Dewfall - painting by Hannah Heyer photographed by Mitch Rossow

Dewfall

by Hannah Heyer
Red Velvet Cosmos-painting by Leanne Hanson-210428

Red Velvet Cosmos

by Leanne Hanson