Thursday, December 10, 2015


Some of you may know that every now and then I make an oil sketch on paper. Sometimes in preparation of the 'real thing', sometimes to convince a client to place the commission. I sell these sketches online for a modest price ( When a work is sold I package it between two styrofoam sheets and send it to the buyer in a cardboard envelope. But before I do, I put it in an acid free passepartout.

I used to make them myself, but nowadays I got a frame maker and she (yes, it's a she) does it a hundred times better than I ever will. She makes me a so called 'travel passepartout' that protects the front- and backside of the painting. In combination with the cardboard envelope and the styrofoam sheets the work is properly protected. In the last couple of years I sent quite a few of these sketches and up to now they always arrived undamaged (knock on wood...).

This particular sketch falls in the 'convincing the client' category. I was pleased when they ordered the 'real thing'. The sketch is now for sale on my website. Hope you like it.  

Windy Beach, 30 x 40 cm, oil on paper