Size & Care Guide

Care Recommendations

The original pieces and print reproductions sold here are made with archival grade pigments and inks on acid-free paper. This means they shouldn't fade or degrade over time. 

That being said, if you're concerned about the longevity of your investment here are a few tips:

  • Always frame watercolor paintings and prints under glass - this protects them from dirt, debris, dust, and other contaminants
  • Don't hang watercolor paintings or prints in a bathroom - the humidity could cause the cotton paper to warp or the paint/inks to bleed if it gets trapped beneath the glass of a frame
  • Avoid hanging artwork in harsh, direct sunlight - even though the materials used are rated to withstand those conditions, it's better to be safe than sorry

Framing Recommendations

Wondering what size painting or print you should purchase? I've put together some tips on choosing which size is right for you. 

5x7 Originals and Prints

  • 5x7 frame without a mat, best suited to sit on a surface such as a desk or a mantle
  • 8x10 frame with a mat, can be placed on a surface or hung on a wall

8x10 Originals and Prints

  • 8x10 frame without a mat, can be placed on a surface or hung on a wall
  • 11x14 frame with a mat, should be hung on a wall and is large enough to be a focal point on a small wall/area

9x12 Originals and Prints

  • 11x14 frame with a mat, recommended as most of my original paintings are painted at this size 

NOTE: Including a mat between the artwork and the glass of a frame not only makes a piece look more polished and cherished, it also ensures the texture of paper doesn't touch the glass and cause distortions.