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

In the Limelight - painting by Patty Voje photographed by Mitch Rossow

In the Limelight

by Patty Voje
Stagecoach Loop - painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Stagecoach Loop

by Carl Bretzke
Hikers in the Woods - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Hikers in the Woods

by Mary Pettis
The Second Day Before Soup - painting by James Vose photographed by Mitch Rossow

The Second Day Before Soup

by James Vose
In The Night - Cougar - painting by Johanna Lerwick photographed by Mitch Rossow

In The Night – Cougar

by Johanna Lerwick
Shape Shifting 13552022 - painting by Edward Bock photographed by Mitch Rossow

Shape Shifting 1355

by Edward Bock
Round Barn at Hassan-painting by Sue Wipf-200912

Round Barn at Hassan

by Sue Wipf
A Slice of Heaven - painting by Jeff Hurinenko photographed by Mitch Rossow

A Slice of Heaven

by Jeff Hurinenko
Oranges in a Bag - painting by Allison Conyers photographed by Mitch Rossow

Oranges in a Bag

by Allison Conyers
Satori-painting by Igor Dukic-201109

Satori

by Igor Dukic
Quiet Moonrise - painting by Hannah Heyer photographed by Mitch Rossow

Quiet Moonrise

by Hannah Heyer
At Night Jar 36 x 48 - painting by Paul Oxborough photographed by Mitch Rossow

At Night Jar

by Paul Oxborough
Visiter 18x32 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Visitor

by Mary Pettis
Hilltown in August Orvieto - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Hilltown in August Orvieto

by Joe Paquet
Tiamo Piu Della Mia Vita - painting by Nanci Fulmek photographed by Mitch Rossow

Tiamo Piu Della Mia Vita

by Nanci Fulmek
Oceanside Pasture-painting by Carl Bretzke-210331

Oceanside Pasture

by Carl Bretzke
Canyon Memories 13682022 - painting by Edward Bock photographed by Mitch Rossow

Canyon Memories 1368

by Edward Bock
Ready to Pounce - Canadian Lynx - painting by Johanna Lerwick photographed by Mitch Rossow

Ready to Pounce – Canadian Lynx

by Johanna Lerwick
River Pocket 30x40 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

River Pocket

by Mary Pettis
Sunrise in Osceola - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Sunrise in Osceola

by Joe Paquet
Books and Butterflies 7

Books and Butterflies 7

by Steven J. Levin
Morning Fog In The Valley 24x36 - painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Morning Fog In The Valley

by Carl Bretzke
Checkmate - painting by Edward Bock photographed by Mitch Rossow

Checkmate

by Edward Bock
Spoon and Stable - painting by Pat Duncan photographed by Mitch Rossow

Spoon and Stable

by Patricia Duncan
Fiesta 16x20 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Fiesta

by Mary Pettis
Narrow Street 8x12 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Narrow Street

by Joe Paquet
Turquoise with White-painting by Sue Wipf-200912

Turquoise with White

by Sue Wipf
Shape-Shifting 13752022 - painting by Edward Bock photographed by Mitch Rossow

Shape Shifting 1375

by Edward Bock
Valley of Vineyards 18x24 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Valley of Vineyards

by Mary Pettis
Survivor 10.25x8 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Survivor

by Joe Paquet