Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"End of Summer" - SOLD

This was from a lightly overcast day, but with some sunlight still filtering through. Some of you asked to see how I carried all my paintings home from Germany. I paint relatively thin, so my paintings tend to dry to the touch in just a few days. For the 6 most recent paintings I used a Raymar wet panel carrier. It is sturdy and nice. For all the older ones, I brought a bunch of small, 1"x1", cardboard squares. I put those on four sides (would have worked at the corners as well) of a painting, then put a similar sized painting face to face with it. I then taped these together. I did this will all my paintings, then taped the whole batch together, then taped bubble wrap around that. Like this: (click on image for enlargement)
It really didn't take up much room at all, and all in all I brought back 15 paintings.

9 comments:

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Thanks for sharing the packing process Carol. I have a Raymar wet panel carrier as well. It does a great job transporting all of those gems safe and sound.

Shelley Ross said...

Yes, very useful information. Thank you for posting it. And I love this painting. I admire your economy of brush strokes, never overworked. I visited the Schwartfald years ago, your paintings caught the feeling and reminded me.

Ellen Sinclair said...

Carol
I recently took a 5 day work shop with Colin Page in beautiful Maine. He suggested we go to your website and told us about the daily painting web site.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all your helpful hints!I wish I had had this information as I was packing up all my paintings to head home to Virginia. Now I know thanks to you. I was wondering, do you mix anything in your paint to speed the drying process while you are traveling?

Sharon said...

Hi Carol: I really like this one, as well as the foggy cows, You have really captured the atmosphere! Thanks so much for mentioning me in your post yesterday -the response has been wonderful. You have some very nice and encouraging viewers.
You should come by and see the responses I have had.

Carol Marine said...

Thank you all so much!!

Ellen, I use a medium I make myself. It is 2 parts linseed oil, 1 part stand oil, and 1 part mineral spirits. I'm not sure if this makes my paintings dry faster, but it makes my strokes go on much more fluidly, and leaves a kind of sheen to the finished painting, which I really like.

Bobbi Heath said...

Carol, thanks so much for the description of your packing process and for posting Chuck Rawle's method as well, I have used that one myself.

This painting is fabulous, it is now vying with the foggy cows to be my favorite from your trip. Such sublety and atmosphere. It has been a treat to see the landscapes. I hope you enjoyed painting them as much as we have enjoyed the view!

ellen Sinclair said...

Thanks I will try that

Ellen Sinclair said...

Carol do you ever seal your paintings once they are finished and dry?

Carol Marine said...

Ellen, you mean varnish? I deplore the stuff, frankly. Every time I open a jar I feel I've killed about 50 brain cells, and I just can't afford that. : ) But really, I haven't gotten a result from varnish ever that I am happy with. I know a lot of artists who do varnish, if that helps. I know Karin Jurick uses Soluvar and mixes half matte and half glossy. Good luck!