How do I buy/order/ pay for a painting?
All prices are in NZ$. Please email me with any enquiries or orders. We will sort out payment and the painting will be on its way in a flash!
What about shipping?
Postage and Packaging within New Zealand is included in the price of all encaustic paintings and all other paintings smaller than 50 x 50. Otherwise I can quote on enquiry. Shipping outside of New Zealand will be quoted when you make an enquiry. I endeavour to keep all shipping costs to an absolute minimum. I do sometimes have paintings on paper available, and these are much cheaper to ship overseas as they can be rolled up.
Large canvas paintings can be unstapled, rolled and shipped. They can then be re stretched on arrival.
Are the paintings framed?
Most of the paintings are unframed. Any paintings on wood or stretched canvas will be strung or wired to hang. You could also frame these if you prefer. Encaustic paintings are wired to hang. If you frame these, they cannot be put directly under glass, but will need spacers so the glass does not touch the wax. All encaustic blocks 15 x 15 cm are not strung, and designed to hang on a small pin on the wall.
Will my encaustic painting melt in the sun?
The general rule is that an encaustic painting should be put in the same situation as any other painting, and it is not best to put it directly in the glare of the sun, or over an open fireplace, or in front of a heat source. Also, in transit, it is not a good idea to put your painting in a hot car and leave it there.
Will my encaustic painting need any special care?
Your encaustic painting will continue to cure and harden for about 6 months . It will go slightly cloudy during this process. You can buff it up with a soft cloth every few months and it will become shiny again. The wax is quite hard, highly durable,and impervious to moisture. It will not yellow, or darken with age, and it will not crack.It does not have to be protected with glass. Dust or smudge marks can simply be polished off with a soft cloth. You do need to handle it with care as the edges can chip, and rings can gouge or scratch the wax.