Maxine Dodd, favourite materials

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Materials: My pictures are made with artist quality watercolour, pen and ink and sometimes pastels, acrylics or oils. Using pens, twigs or brushes to draw the ink, gives great textures and variety to the lines. Here are some of the materials I use most often.

They are painted on paper, watercolour or archival quality cartridge. This means that they should be framed with glass and hung in a position with an even temperature – and never exposed to direct sunlight.

Sizes: My paintings are made on paper in mostly in square or panorama formats – regular sizes are 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in), 16cm x 16cm (11in x 11in) 5cm x 11cm (2.5in x 6in)

Frames: Framing is best – a good frame protects the watercolour painting. The glass protects the watercolour from the outside world; the mount protects the watercolour from the glass, by separating them. Some paintings are framed already, others can have a frame added. See examples below. Allow 10-15 working days (2-3 weeks) for framing.

Mounts: For paintings that are unframed, and to allow your own choice of frame, a mount is a good alternative, because it provides protection to the watercolour until it is framed. See examples below. The painting is posted in a protective cover, these examples are cellophane because watercolour by its nature is vulnerable to water damage, but I am sourcing plastic-free or biodegradable alternatives. A mount and protective cover are included in the price of a work marked as ‘unframed’.

Prices: start from £150, unframed, for 4 x 4 in original, 8 x 8 and panoramas, unframed from £200 – I offer discounts for multiple purchases and to returning clients. Please ask for details.

Purchase: To buy a picture, make a note of its title – and complete the Picture Enquiry form from the Click to purchase  link here. I will reply personally to confirm all the details and to arrange payment and delivery.

Payment: Bank transfer for UK residents – PayPal and Stripe for major credit cards – For larger sums, it is possible to split the payment into manageable amounts – interest free. Please ask for details.

Postage: Quoted separately, but for works that fit within Royal Mail guidelines for small parcels, £10 to most UK destinations.  For framed works, larger mounted works, insured, tracked and signed, the cost presently is £25 to the UK. For larger mounted works and framed works outside the UK, I will quote the price separately.

Delivery: Once payment has cleared, I will contact you with an estimated delivery date, usually around 7-10 working days for UK, approximately 2-4 weeks for overseas destinations.

  • Please note: These have been subject to change since 2020 and local Covid-19 regulations, customs and other factors may affect these and are beyond my control.

Larger works can be framed with delivery quoted separately.

I hope this answers most of your questions but please contact me if there is anything I’ve missed! 🙂