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Friday, October 06, 2006


6x8 inches
acrylic on panel

Painter's Tip

Handling paintings

The greatest amount of damage to artifacts is caused by careless handling. Prior to moving a painting, be sure to remove all jewelry, belt buckles, etc. so that the painting is not accidentally torn or scratched while being moved.

When moving a painting, always be sure to grasp the painting from both vertical sides. Do not hold a painting at the top of the frame or by its hanging wire. Also be careful to insure that the picture wire does not puncture the back of the painting during the move. It is important to avoid bumping canvas paintings as even the slightest bump can cause future cracking of the paint surface.

When clients are picking up paintings from my studio, I like to wrap them in brown craft paper and tape the outsides of the paper with masking tape. I then attach an envelope to the outside with the invoice, the certificate of authenticity, a brochure and a business card. The painting has a label on the back with my name, phone number and web site. If they are transporting a long way, I first wrap in brown paper and then bubble wrap. I never put bubble wrap directly on the painting surface.


Simone of Art Critiques said...

Hi Linda,
I love your work! Like I've said on my blog; I'm discovering new artists that I admire all the time. I visited the "Daily Painters" site this morning and was struck by your painting. I especially like that you have included
painting tips. I'm going to study your blog this weekend to admire your paintings and study your tips.

Linda Blondheim Art Studio said...

I'm so glad you enjoy the blog. I decided I wanted to do more with my blog than just show paintings. I teach painting workshops and do marketing talks for beginning artists and they often appreciate these little tips on the blog.