Painting Care and Sales Information

PAINTING CARE

Pastels and inks are quite resilient over time and with appropriate care, works created over 200 years ago remain as vibrant and fresh as the day they were painted. To assist you in properly caring for your artwork, here are some tips:
  • To prevent damage, the surface of a pastel painting should never be touched or exposed to water or moisture of any kind, or subjected to rapid extreme temperature changes.
  • As with all fine art, avoid exposing your painting to direct sunlight, high humidity or any type of moisture to prevent fading, mildew, discoloration and other damage.
  • Never spray cleaner directly onto the glass or frame. Apply any cleaners to a cloth first and then wipe the glass and/or frame surface.
  • For framing your pastel, choose a framer familiar with framing pastels and do not allow them to apply fixative to the artwork. I have taken special care with my paintings to ensure solid adherence of the pastels to the surface while maintaining maximum brilliance of color, and the use of fixative may darken or discolor the painting.
  • My unframed soft pastel works are stored securely in clear self-sealing photo bags to allow viewing. To safely remove the painting for framing (always frame soft pastels behind glass!), carefully cut the bag away without touching the surface of the painting. There may be a small amount of pastel dust residue inside the bag, but this is to be expected and is not a concern. The painting should only be removed from the bag immediately prior to framing, as soft pastels are fragile and subject to smearing if the surface is touched. 
  • For varnished oil pastels not framed behind glass, never apply any cleaners or liquids to the surface of the painting, try to limit excessive handling of the painting surface, and avoid extreme heat or extended exposure to direct sunlight. The varnish I use generally protects against dust and dirt, but varnished works may be lightly feather-dusted if necessary.
  • For varnished alcohol inks, do not apply any cleaners or liquids to the surface of the painting, and avoid direct exposure to excessive heat (i.e. do not use as coasters, as the varnish is not extreme-heat-resistant). The varnish I use generally protects against dust and dirt, but varnished works may be lightly feather-dusted if necessary.

SALES INFORMATION

Since my paintings are the work of my heart done for the love of art and nature, I put the same amount of care and attention to detail in my smallest works as I do with my largest, using the finest artist quality materials no matter the painting size.

I have a rotating exhibit of landscape paintings on display in the Visitor's Center at the beautiful Medoc Mountain State Park in Hollister, North Carolina (about an hour northeast of Raleigh). These paintings are available for purchase by contacting me directly at the phone number or email address at the bottom of this web page.

There is also a small selection of works available for sale for a limited time at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex Main Gallery in Roxboro, North Carolina.

If you live in the central North Carolina (Wake Forest/Raleigh) area, I can arrange delivery or you may pick up. I can also ship unframed works within the continental United States. Please email me at tammy@tammykaufman.com with questions or for more information.

Profits from the sales of my works are donated to environmental and animal charities.  

Artwork is for personal use only.  I retain full reproduction copyright on all my work.  No digital or printed reproductions intended for financial gain without my prior consent.  Thank You!


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