Q:  How long does it take you to finish a painting?

A:  A large painting (36″ x 48″ and up) can take me a month or more to complete.  An 8″ x 10″ usually takes a day or two.  This doesn’t include the time I spend on research and photography, or the time I spend on paintings that turn out to be duds.  It can be a hit and miss process, and not everything makes the cut!

Floating Frame

Floating Frame

Gallery Style Canvas

Q:  Do I need to frame my painting?

A:  Not necessarily.  Oil and acrylic pieces that are 18″ x 24″ and larger are painted on canvas that is stretched on 1 1/2″ deep “Gallery Style” frames.  Smaller work is stretched on 3/4″ frames.  In both cases the painted image wraps around the sides, and can be displayed as is.  I often leave larger paintings unframed, but usually prefer to enhance smaller ones with simple floating frames. Watercolours should be matted and framed with glass.

Q:  Do you provide framing?

A:  I have access to floating frames in black, white, and natural for most standard sizes.  Contact me for prices and details.