|Custom Pet Portrait Oil Painting, Little White Dog, 16" x 20" on Canvas|
That's the question I got a few weeks before Christmas.
"Please!!! We'll pay extra for shipping!"
Well, hmmmm. My problem of course was time. The cute doggy was a perfect subject! My husband assured me that he would build a crate that would work with a still-wet painting.
So, I poured a cup of coffee, and started right in. I had a ton of other commissions, so this was an overtime project, stay up late. Well, I finished him up and then it was John's turn.
Here's what he did. He nailed together a crate just a little larger with 1" x 4"s. He added a strut to the back of the canvas, and drilled a hole in the middle slat of the crate. He threaded wire around the strut and through the hole, tightened it up so that the painting would not shift a bit. And then tacked over that masonite. So the painting nestled with air all around, but unable to move, and no chance anything lighter than a garbage truck crashing on it would dent it.
Cardboard box cut from a Home Depot packing box, and lots of tape, and off the little fellow went.
He WAS wet when he arrived and his new owners and I had discussed what they had to do on their end!