Hillside vineyard, Tuscany - This is a small landscape oil painting canvas on board 24 x 17 cm, this painting is unframed. Countryside of Tuscany.
Internet has opened up for an increasingly international art market. However, works of art tend to be bulky and heavy, and the shipping can end up being a costly and time-consuming ordeal. In my experience, large boxes also run a great risk of being damaged during transport and could run up costs to over 100 USD.
My solution to this problem, to ensure that paintings are shipped safely and with minimum shipping cost to buyers, is to I ship small oil paintings on a board up to 25cm in padded envelopes with bubble-wrap around. Lager size oil paintings on canvas are shipped rolled up inside a tube. Any framing shop can, usually, stretch the canvas, and when ordering a frame, this is often done at no extra charge. This also means, that when selling my oil paintings, I do not include stretcher bars and frame in the price, which means that I can charge my customers less.
The feedback I get from customers, is that shipping is safe and inexpensive, and in all my years of selling art on line, there have never been any problems with lost or damaged goods.
oil painting canvas on board, unframed