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Care and Feeding

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

With so many new paintings being delivered lately, I’ve been reminded of the importance of helping people understand the proper care for their new artwork. Once you decide to purchase or commission an oil painting (from me or any other painter) it might help to know just how to take care of it. So, I’ve put together an overview that will give you a basic understanding of how to take care of the original oil paintings you have chosen to make a special part of your personal space at home or work.

Image of curators hanging a painting

After all, the well-being of artwork, even after it ‘leaves the nest’ is important as each painting is personal and remains as special to the artist as it is to you. Oil paintings are remarkably durable, which is why we are able to view paintings from many hundreds of years ago in museums today. While they are certainly not invulnerable, the biggest risk is accidental holes or rips.

Whether you’re purchasing an original painting or a reproduction, it is important to know how to properly care for your artwork. With proper care and handling, you can protect the artwork from deterioration and preserve its beauty for many years to come.

For more information read my full Caring for Your Artwork Guide.

If you have any questions just let me know!

Until next time, I’ll be here in my studio working on new paintings for you to enjoy.



What’s next?

I am honored to be part of the relaunch of the Crooked Creek Art League Gallery at Palmetto Fine Arts which will debut in their brand new location February. More to come on that soon!

I'm continuing to work on my next commissions and my commissions calendar is full for the next several months. If you're interested in getting on the list for the next available slots just let me know. Also, I'm excited to have two study pieces underway for something special to include in the big annual juried show for the local art league in March.

More to come, so stay tuned!


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