The pictures are painted on 6mm or 9mm plywood, using acrylic paint.
Priming of the boards is carefully directed to engage, yet control, the wood grain.
The layers of paint are also placed directionally to ensure a facetted yet unintrusive surface which encourages multiple colour reflection in each region.
Paintings before number 60 (Silver Shoe) are signed by branding on the reverse of the painting. Paintings from number 60 are signed by branding on the face of the painting. Paintings beyond number 102 currently are not branded. Branding is used as a means of signing the painting without intruding into the picture design.
Each painting is varnished twice. The first permanent, protective coating is covered by a second solvent-based varnish. This outer varnish is non-yellowing and reduces static electric build-up which may occur in cold weather.
The second, soluble varnish can be removed carefully, using no stronger solvents than mineral spiriits or turpentine, to clean the painting without disturbing the protective under-varnish, and then replaced.
The picture edges are tidied by using a simple, neat metal frame. Any other method causes reflections or other distractions.
A dust-removing cloth can be used to remove any clinging dust which will detract from the appearance of the painting. A soft cloth dampened with a solution of mild soap and water can be gently wiped over the face of the painting to remove accidental marks such as tea spilt on the painting. But how you spill tea on a painting I’ll never know.
If a painting is damaged, the artist will restore the picture. A charge will be made, which includes return shipping and insurance expenses.