Handling & Transporting Your Art

How I Handle 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, is 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 tell you.

Transporting Your Artwork

Most Plein Air painters use wet panel carriers because they are literally transporting them wet from the field. I recommend transporting paintings 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.

Dust

Dust on a painting, especially a freshly-varnished one, flares up when I light 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 want the images of your art to be 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 image.

Recent Painting Photos

Oil Painting - Van Gogh's Cloister

Van Gogh's Cloister

by Mary Pettis
Peonies-Steve Levin

Peonies

by Steven Levin
Rainy Day, Avalon 8x12-Joe Paquet

Rainy Day, Avalon

by Joe Paquet
American Goldfinch - Jon Burns

American Goldfinch

by Jon Burns
Gavin, cute dog portrait painting-Nanci Fulmek

Gavin, Cute Dog Portrait

by Nanci Fulmek
Recent Snow, Quiet Street 12x16 - Carl Bretzke

Recent Snow, Quiet Street

by Carl Bretzke
The Gorge of the St Croix Valley©Mitch Rossow

The Gorge of the St Croix Valley

by Mary Pettis
Autumn-Sun-Menomonie-Wisconsin -28x40-200101-Joe PaquetMitch Rossow

Autumn Sun, Menomonie Wisconsin

by Joe Paquet
Candy Jar by Jon Burns

Candy Jar

by Jon Burns
7-Eleven Sunset 16x32

7-Eleven Sunset

by Carl Bretzke
Feelin' Groovy-Matthew Rucker

Feelin' Groovy

by Matthew Rucker
Dad's Hats

Dad's Hats

by Steven Levin
Tina

Tina

by Patty Voje
Lonerism

Lonerism

by Patty Voje
Miss Firecracker

Miss Firecracker

by Patty Voje
Ojibwa Afternoon, Madeline Island

Ojibwa Afternoon, Madeline Island

by Joe Paquet
After The Rain, Cottonwood Canyon Road

After The Rain, Cottonwood Canyon Road

by Joe Paquet
Fractured by Joe Paquet

Fractured

by Joe Paquet
Tagged- 28x40 - by Joe Paquet

Tagged

by Joe Paquet
Breakfast Meeting 16x20-190829-Carl Bretzke

Breakfast Meeting

by Carl Bretzke