|16 by 20 watercolor on paper, commissioned portrait ©Maria's Watercolor Art|
I have finished this little fellow this week. And he is shipping to California today. Honestly loved painting him, he has so much character in the reference photo. He is a bucking bull and I was asked to paint him to be given as a gift.
I do NOT like packing and shipping the larger watercolor paintings. I have never rolled one, or shipped in a tube, and the packaging is always a challenge. I followed a suggestion of buying the 1 inch pick insulation sheets at home depot, and cutting them to fit. I enclosed "Dirty" ( that's his name!) in black mat board, than sealed that in shrink wrap. Sandwiched him (sorry for any hamburger reference there) between two slabs of pink insulation, and put that in a cardboard box. Then lots of crazy and asymmetric shipping tape applied. I think it will be effective if not very pretty.