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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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PAINTINGS

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

What medium are your original paintings?
I work mainly in water based mediums; water-soluble oil paint, acrylic paint, inks and charcoal. Further details will usually be listed alongside each piece.

Are your paintings framed?
It varies. Most work on canvas is sold unframed, however I sometimes frame artwork for an exhibition. Always a slimline floating frame which looks great on a canvas.

Paintings on wooden panels usually have a simple handpainted wooden frame. Details will be with each work. Please contact me if you would like bespoke advice or have any further questions – framing can be an art in itself!

Will my painting be ready to hang?
Yes, all paintings will come with picture wire already fixed and ready to hang. You just need to decide where!

Purchasing with a deposit
Some original paintings have been set up allowing you to purchase in stages. As the value of my work grows I understand this can be a helpful option. You can make a 50% deposit payable online today. The balance can be paid in full, or payable in 2 monthly payments of 25% each. Options will be emailed to you. By purchasing you understand that this is a deposit to secure your artwork and you will be required to pay the remaining balance.

This is not a credit scheme, but an arrangement on trust, at no extra cost to you. Usual shipping costs and return policy will apply.

Can I purchase your work with a different payment plan?
Yes, that can be arranged. For any work over US$500 you can pay in instalments. Please send me a message and we can work out an arrangement that suits you. As soon as the final payment is made, your work will be shipped to you.

My favourite painting has sold – how can I be sure to know about new work?
Some pieces sell very quickly. Make sure you join my mailing list to find out about new work before it is added to my website. But, as I try not to bombard you with emails, you can also follow studio progress on Instagram or Facebook to see work coming up.

 

How will my painting be wrapped?
It depends on size, but paintings will be carefully packed using corner protection, bubble wrap and cardboard. Each one is unique so I take care that is well protected to arrive in perfect condition. I also up-cycle packaging where I can. For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.

Do you do special commissions?
I do commissions some of the time, depending on my current work load. Please contact me and I’ll see if I can work something out for you.

I am Outside Looking In painting in siitu

What is an edition?
An edition is a high quality reproduction of an original artwork, the print is so fine you can’t see the printed dots with the naked eye. All editions are embossed and signed by me on the front and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

How are the editions made?
A high resolution photograph of the original work is taken and carefully colour adjusted to ensure the optimum colour match. The editions are giclee prints made at a specialist printer using archival quality inks on a 100% cotton rag acid free paper.

Do you make editions of all your paintings?
No, most are available as originals only. Certain paintings which I feel would work particularly well as reproductions are selected to be available as editions.

What is hand embellishing?
Hand embellished prints are where I have added some details by hand – ink or gold leaf to enhance the print further. This takes time and makes each print an original in its own right.

Kioni, print by Sara Siân

Can I order an edition at a different size?
Currently, most editions come in one size only. Please bare in mind that once you have added a mount and a frame the final dimensions will be larger.

Will my edition be framed?
Because of the difficulty of shipping glass I don’t usually sell framed work. If you are happy to collect from my studio in Johannesburg, I can arrange framing for you. Please email me at art@sarasian.com or add a message to your order.

How will my edition be wrapped?
The artwork will be rolled and sent in an extra strong cardboard tube to make sure it reaches you in best condition. For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.