Shipping and Returns
How Much Does Shipping Cost?
Currently I’m shipping free to anywhere in the United States. I don’t have a feel yet for how much this will add to my expenses. It’s possible that we might have to start charging for shipping in the future. But in the meantime, enjoy the free shipping.
How quickly will you ship my painting?
After receiving your order, I’ll ship your painting within three business days at the most. Usually I’ll ship in two days. You’ll receive an email with a tracking code when the painting is shipped.
What is your return policy?
We want you to be happy with your painting. If for any reason for the first week after you get it you decide that it’s not what you wanted, just ship it back to me and I’ll refund your money. No questions asked, though I’d like to hear what made you change your mind. It could help my painting.
Framing and Matting
Are the paintings framed or matted?
Presently many of my existing paintings are already matted or matted and framed. After they are sold the paintings and prints will all be sold without mats and without frames. When you browse my gallery, those paintings that are matted or framed will be so indicated.
Matting and framing are expensive. I’m selling my matted and framed paintings at cost, which is an excellent deal if you want to purchase any of those pieces.
Must I have a PayPal Account to Buy a Painting?
No you don’t. PayPal is my credit card processor. When you click the PayPal button on the Checkout page you will be able to pay with your credit card without registering with PayPal or opening a PayPal account. If you have a PayPal account and want to use it, you can do that instead of using a credit card.
My Artist’s Statement
What's it like for you when you're painting?
When I paint I often feel at one with the object or scene I’m painting. Never do I see things so clearly and in such detail as when I’m painting. This immersion into my subject gives me the rare feeling of being both self and other at the same time.
What kind of paper is used for the Giclée prints?
They are printed on the same paper I use for most of my paintings, that is, 140 lb. Arches cold pressed. The paper is 100% cotton fiber, acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. The prints are watermarked with deckle edges. This is extremely high-quality watercolor paper and has been made since 1492. Here is a bit about the company’s history from Wikipedia:
“The history of the Arches® brand starts in 1492. That year, the Arches site completed the amalgamation of the papermaking facilities around the village of Arches, south of Epinal. The Moulins d’Arches turned to the production of high quality paper for the period’s most famous writings and most beautiful art publications. The mill thus printed incunabula (the name given to the first printed books) such as the “Chronique de Gutenberg” by Dürer. Also printed on Arches® paper was the “Description of Egypt” commissioned by Napoleon I upon his return from his Egyptian campaign. Since 1492, Arches® has stood for professional quality for artists. Its pure cotton products, mould-made in the traditional way, have a natural grain which resembles that of hand-made paper. This process also produces a more stable paper, whose form is not significantly altered when wet, because of the excellent distribution of its long cotton fibres. Arches® Watercolor papers also boast unique sizing using natural gelatine, giving the paper incomparable resistance to scratching and exceptional rendering of colours.”
How durable are Giclée prints?
Giclée prints are the highest quality prints available. They are not screened but printed with micro-drops of light-resistant ink. As long as they are not hung in direct sunlight, they will not fade at all for at least 25 years. Here is some additional information about the process from eyekon.com:
The extraordinary quality of giclée prints is made possible through the recent advancements in digital printing technology. The remarkable printing heads in the new digital printers create prints with a color accuracy and tonal range that was unattainable in past printing processes. Giclée prints are made with newly developed pigment based inks that have a very wide color gamut and unparalleled archival stability.