Anatomy of a Commission - Shipping Out

All three of the commissioned pieces received the final OK last weekend - WHEW!
Now to dry fully so everything could be shipped. Click on the art to view it larger.
Last year at this time I was definitely a shipping novice but what a difference a year makes. One shipping disaster and a few times around the UPS counter has made me a much more savvy shipper. A client may wince at the cost of shipping but if their art investment is worth anything in the first place, it is worth protecting to the end of the line; and that would be at the client's doorstep.
These pieces are 24"x 28".
Each one is wrapped in paper, wrapped in bubble wrap and because they are the same size, put together. UPS requires at least 2" of wrap between art and box in order to insure but I have learned, the hard way - of course, a wood crate around the cardboard box is also a good form of insurance.
Bicycle boxes are very good for large art (check your local bike shop) and also the U-Haul stores carry large art boxes.
I can't wait to get these in the mail.

1 comment:

Leslie Saeta said...

I am glad that I found your blog! You paintings are lovely and I love the colors you use. Thanks for sharing. How long did it take for you to finish these three very large commissions? I am impressed!