"Cairn 3," original 5.5 x 5.5 inch framed oil on paper landscape painting
From a short series of cairns painted around the Northeast's alpine zones. Cairns mark the way along trails where there are no trees on which to paint blazes or hang signs. They guide hikers in foggy conditions and keep you on the right track.
I painted a small series of cairn paintings on paper to change up my technique. By coating watercolor in white gesso (a thick, opaque, water-mixable paint), I get a surface with just a little texture and it seals the paper from the oil paint. It is a joy to work with and it's perfect for these small, gem-like paintings.
- 5.5 x 5.5 inch oil on gessoed paper
- signed by the artist
- matted in ivory white mat
- framed in a 10 x 10 x 1.75 inch white shadow box frame
- glazed with glass
- wired and ready to hang
All paintings framed with glass are packed and shipped with the utmost care. First, a layer of foam-core is affixed over the front of the piece. Cardboard protectors go over each frame corner. Multiple layers of bubble wrap surround the entire painting before the it is sealed in a sturdy box. I mark the package as fragile and make sure my shipper is aware of the delicate contents.