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Valerie Erichsen Thomson

Joined Artfinder: March 2015

Artworks for sale: 156

(53)

United States

Updates from Valerie Erichsen Thomson's studio

  • Oil In progress

    Oil In progress

    The Colors Throw A Party coming along nicely. See the final painting in the gallery. Shown on the ledge, a bottle of Gamblin's Gamsol, a non toxic alternative to turpentine. Yay.

    12 August 2018

    Nice new white wall

    Nice new white wall

    Holding a painting (sold, thank you collector) against the newly painted white studio wall. All that white is inspiring.

    22 March 2018

    Taking down the paintings from the studio wall

    Taking down the paintings from the studio wall

    Taking down the paintings from my studio wall, while it gets a fresh coat of paint (green to white), means I get to see my paintings up close and personal again. I do love the colors!

    22 March 2018

    Artist Of The Week

    Artist Of The Week

    To read the full feature, please navigate to Artfinder's blog (link at the bottom of the home page).

    27 August 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings  ( 9 of 9 ) Final Step.

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 9 of 9 ) Final Step.

    I seal the end caps with patterned duct tape. In addition to the strength of the tape, ....and the fun I have in the decoration :) ..... this is to give the package a distinguishing feature in the event the carrier misplaces the package (it happens). In that case, the first thing they will ask is what the package looks like and if it has any logos of distinguishing features. Next I apply the label and send it along to a very special collector. :)

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 8 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 8 of 9 )

    I place the roll inside the outer tube, add bubble wrap and foam to keep it snug as a bug and then seal with end caps.

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 7 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 7 of 9 )

    Here is the painting in its vinyl sleeve shown against the stretcher frame it was removed from, with customer's documentation attached. It was rolled along its short side, which, once the extended canvas from around the stretcher edges are flattened and packed, is about the same length as the longest side of the stretchers.

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 6 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 6 of 9 )

    Then I wrap the roll in a few layers of bubble wrap, followed by a sheet of vinyl for moisture protection. You never know when a piece is going to get dunked. Think Tom Hanks in Castaway. :)

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings (5 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings (5 of 9 )

    Next I wrap the rolled painting in foam.

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 4 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 4 of 9 )

    For acrylic works, I roll the painting, face out, protected by a sandwich layer of acid-free glassine attached with acid-free artist's tape to the inner tube. For oil paintings, since oils take so long to fully dry, I use silicone treated paper instead of glassine to ensure there will be no adhesion to the surface of the oil and use special tape that will stick to silicone.

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 3 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings ( 3 of 9 )

    Cutting down the inside tube

    12 July 2017

    How I ship rolled paintings (2 of 9 )

    How I ship rolled paintings (2 of 9 )

    Find the right sized, heavy-duty tubes. (For works larger than 40" on their shortest side, I use telescoping boxes as the outer shell. ) The steps from here on also apply to shipping works on paper or yupo. The inside tube for rolling the artwork around, the outside tube is the one the artwork will be mailed in. For this painting I picked two tubes, both 37"/94cm long, one 6"/15cm in diameter for the inside tube, the other 10.5"/27cm in diameter for the outside tube. For shipments that need extra protection, a third tube is added as the outer tube.

    12 July 2017

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