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

Bde Maka Ska 12x20-painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Bde Maka Ska

by Carl Bretzke
Blackbird Morning 16x20 - painting by Mary Pettis photographed by Mitch Rossow

Blackbird Morning

by Mary Pettis
Clouds of Abiquiu-painting by Kevin Komadina-photographed by Mitch Rossow

Clouds of Abiquiu

by Kevin Komadina
First Snow, Saint Paul-8x10.5 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

First Snow, Saint Paul

by Joe Paquet
Schoolhouse in Shadow 8x12 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Schoolhouse in Shadow

by Joe Paquet
Autumn, Backlit Trees-8x105 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Autumn Backlit Trees

by Joe Paquet
Old-Bordello-with-Elevator-8x12 - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Old Bordello with Elevator

by Joe Paquet
Main Street Liquors - painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Main Street Liquors

by Carl Bretzke
Play of Wisdom-painting by Igor Dukic-photographed by Mitch Rossow

Play of Wisdom

by Igor Dukic
Merchant Bar 48 x 64 - painting by Paul Oxborough photographed by Mitch Rossow

The Merchant Bar

by Paul Oxborough
Tatter-painting by Nanci Fulmek-210415

Tatter – Horse Portrait

by Nanci Fulmek
Summer in Minneapolis-painting by Igor Dukic photographed by Mitch Rossow

Summer in Minneapolis

by Igor Dukic
Loring Hill Nocturne-painting by Carl Bretzke photographed by Mitch Rossow

Loring Hill Nocturne

by Carl Bretzke
Gizzy-painting by Nanci Fulmek-210415

Gizzy – Horse Portrait

by Nanci Fulmek
Black Bar 23x29-painting by Paul Oxboroughphotographed by Mitch Rossow

Black Bar

by Paul Oxborough
Industrial Park Supper Club-painting by Carl Bretzke - photographed by Mitch Rossow

Industrial Park Supper Club

by Carl Bretzke
Stille Nacht-painting by Hannah Heyerphotographed by Mitch RossowStille Nacht-painting by Hannah Heyerphotographed by Mitch Rossow

Stille Nacht

by Hannah Heyer
The Connaught Hotel 21x28-painting by Paul Oxboroughphotographed by Mitch Rossow

The Connaught Hotel

by Paul Oxborough
Late Summer, Bailey RD - painting by Joe Paquet photographed by Mitch Rossow

Late Summer, Bailey RD

by Joe Paquet
Northwoods Lake - painting by Sue Wipf photographed by Mitch Rossow

Northwoods Lake

by Sue Wipf
Powerful Force - Bighorn Sheep - painting by Johanna Lerwick photographed by Mitch Rossow

Powerful Force

by Johanna Lerwick
Blossom painting by Igor Dukic-210719

Blossom – Abstract Acrylic

by Igor Dukic
Wrangler-painting by Nanci Fulmek

Wrangler – Horse Portrait

by Nanci Fulmek
Home-painting by Hannah Heyerphotographed by Mitch Rossow

Home

by Hannah Heyer
Flower-painting by Richard Kochenash

Flower Still Life 1

by Richard Kochenash
Bemelmans Bartenders 36x48-painting by Paul Oxborough-photographed by Mitch Rossow

Bemelmans’ Bartenders

by Paul Oxborough
I Am The Daughter-painting by Kelly Schamberger

I Am The Daughter

by Kelly Schamberger
Hollyhock-painting by Dyan Padgett-210209

Hollyhock

by Dyan Padgett
Boatyard - Quarter Moon 12x24-painting by Carl Bretzkephotographed by Mitch Rossow

Boatyard – Quarter Moon

by Carl Bretzke
White Snapdragons and Blue Vase 36x24-painting by Louise GillisMitch Rossow

White Snapdragons and Blue Vase

by Louise Gillis