2018 Original 11" x 14" Plein Air Oil on canvas

Visitors to St. Augustine's Collector Inn were able to watch my progress as I painted the many stones and intricate bas-relief on The Well building.

Bacchus at The Well


    Canvas and oil paints are remarkably durable. This painting is created with oil paints on a surface primed in acrylic gesso, a surface that has proven stable and protective over many decades since its invention. Original oil paintings can last hundreds of years if you protect them from 3 things:

    1. Moisture - Don't hang this where the canvas can become damp and grow mold; it will cause the fabric to decay and crumble. 

    2. Light - Ambient daylight is fine, but it is wise to avoid constant sunlight striking the painting, because all pigments on any surface will fade under such duress.

    3. Pressure on surface - Pressing against the painting, or leaning objects against it, can stress paint and/or varnish so that the surface cracks or chips, either now or in the future. You'll see this effect in antique paintings. I take great care to protect the surface in storage and transport, so the rest is up to you.  Pressure can also cause the canvas to bulge where it was pressed. 


    Original oil paintings are professionally packaged and shipped insured. 

    Within USA, this 11x14" painting ships unframed for $55. This saves you excessive costs for shipping the additional dimensions or weight of frame vs. the lower cost of purchasing standard framing locally. 

    Free delivery by the artist or their agent is available within 60-mile radius of St. Augustine, FL.


    I have never had a piece of artwork returned to me for a refund. If you find that the artwork is not what you expected, please contact me to discuss whether it needs modification, exchange or return. I will do my best to work with you. Return shipping must be packaged professionally (eg UPS Pack n Ship service) and shipped at buyer's expense.


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