You’ve got watercolours, lino prints, digital fine art prints – it’s so confusing! How do I know which one is right for me?
Eep! Sorry if you’re confuzzled but never fear, we’ll get this all straightened out. Here’s the cheat sheet to Tangerine Meg art…
- I make limited edition lino prints by first carving a design into a piece of linoleum, then rolling the lino with ink, and then pressing this onto paper. The inked lino block and initial print look like this:
- Then I colour the lino print, by hand, with Winsor and Newton Artists’ Watercolour paints. The lino prints are known as ‘limited edition’ because I only make a limited number of them, usually between 5 and 20 prints and then no more, ever again! (You can tell how many I have made of your print by looking for the number written in the bottom left of the print. Read more below.)
- One of a Kind watercolours are 100% original and unique paintings. If you love owning and/or gifting bold art pieces that you know for sure no one else will have, these are for you. I create the hand-drawn lines with light-fast water-resistant Art Spectrum ink and an old-fashioned ‘dip pen’. Once I’ve created the lines, I do all my colouring with Winsor and Newton Artists’ Watercolours.
- When creating my original art, I use Archival quality watercolour paper, usually 100% cotton Arches paper from France.
- Digital Fine Art Prints are created by taking a high quality scan of the original and then digitally printing the image on great quality ‘silk’ stock (paper), which is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, carbon neutral and 55% recycled. Available themes are: Cats, Flowers/Food/Still Life, Bold Women and Beach.
- The Lush Greeting Cards (check here for availability), Sumptuous Calendars, and Splendid Tshirts are also produced using a high quality digital scan of my artwork.
Oh yes, except even more so!
The original art (One of a Kind Watercolour paintings and Limited Edition Lino Prints) are made on gorgeous watercolour paper and are much more textured and tactile then can be shown through a computer screen. They exude an incredible energy.
Each piece of original artwork is hand-worked by me, lavished with my care and attention, and born of absolute love and devotion. And each piece is truly unique – you may see a small fingerprint or drop of paint water – this is all part of the beauty of art created by hand!
The vibrancy of the original art is wonderfully captured and reproduced in the Digital Fine Art Prints and Greeting Cards, Sumptuous Calendars and Splendid Tshirts so that you can send these little messages of joy to all your family and friends.
Tell me more about your process – I want to know all the details!
Really? How exciting, I looove that you want to hear about my art :)
When creating my original art I use archive quality watercolour paper, usually 100% cotton Arches paper from France.
For the initial printing of the linocuts I use senior quality printing ink – and I do the pressing either using a printmaking friend’s nice old letterpress machine or simply by hand with a high-tech (not) old wooden spoon. For the watercolor paintings I create the hand-drawn lines with light-fast water-resistant Art Spectrum ink.
Once I’ve created the lines, I colour with Winsor and Newton Artists’ Watercolours. I love the clear vibrancy of watercolours. No, I don’t use inks or gouache paints to colour my pieces! #icantbelieveitsawatercolour
I’m so excited! How can I get a piece of your art into my life right now?
You can browse my artwork online… Click this to go to my Gallery Shop.
When you see the One of a Kind Watercolour or Limited Edition Lino Print that you simply must have, go ahead and click the ‘Add To Cart’ button. There will appear a shopping cart, listing your purchase and from there you can choose to ‘Continue Shopping’ or ‘Checkout’.
When you ‘Checkout’ (meaning proceed to payment) you can pay via PayPal or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). All the payments are handled super-securely by PayPal – I don’t see any of your payment details.
If the original artwork or edition has already been sold, an out of stock message will appear.
Do you offer Bold Art in American dollars?
The prices are in Australian Dollars. For Aussie Bold Souls this means the amounts are exactly as they appear. For US customers this means the equivalent amount debited is usually a slightly lower number – it depends on the exchange rate. When you are at the Your Order Summary stage of checkout you can click an icon to display the amount in your primary currency to check.
Each piece of artwork is so precious to me, and I hope it will be precious to you too. Let’s talk about framing, packaging and shipping.
Framed If you’d like your artwork to arrive ready to simply unpack and hang, please contact me. This option comprises archival, professional framing…
Mounted If you’d like your print or painting to arrive ready to frame, please contact me by clicking the Contact tab above.
Mounted artworks will be mailed parcelled up in bubble wrap and strong cardboard. When your piece arrives it will be flat, backed, mounted and in an art bag. It’s suitable for display while you consider your framing and placement options.
Unframed You can also have your artwork shipped to you Unframed – I recommend this and have it as the default option! When your painting or print arrives you’ll unpack from its mailing tube, and unfurl to reveal it snug in its packaging. After you’ve had a good long besotted look, give it a day or two on something smooth and flat (like a table) under something heavy and flat (like an atlas). When you’re ready, take your artwork to your preferred local framer for framing.
Are you new to getting originals framed? Join my mailing list for access to the Secret Library of downloads including “How do I frame my lino print? (Or one-of-a-kind watercolour or other artwork on paper?)” – framing basics for first time art collectors.
Once you check your order out with the Gallery Shop ‘shopping cart’, allow a couple of weeks for framing/mounting, then it’s over to the fine people at the postal/courier company and onto your doorstep as soon as possible. At which point you will sign to acknowledge receipt – so make sure the delivery address you give is suitable for this!
What about the lush greeting cards and digital fine art prints?
The Greeting Cards are digitally printed and I carefully pack them myself with hand-picked coloured envelopes. (Though in the future I may enlist the help of a parcelling elf for this process!) The Digital Fine Art Prints are protected with a cellophane sleeve. Then it’s into a rigid envelope and off to the post office so your parcel can begin winging its way to you as soon as possible. Postage is calculated by weight at check out.
As is custom, I write the details of your original artwork, in pencil, at the bottom of every print.
The first detail, written in the bottom left, is a number such as 4/5. This means it is the 4th print in a series of only 5 prints made. This is a promise that no more than 5 prints will ever be made and that you are holding a rare piece of art!
In the centre I write the title of the print, and to the right is the artist’s name – that’s me!
How can I make sure my bold wall art stays bold forever?
Art Conservators recommend minimising exposure of artwork to humidity, sunlight and extremes of temperature – and so do I!
What happens if my items get damaged in the post?
As I mentioned earlier, I take extra-special care with every package to ensure your artwork arrives safely at your good home. Unfortunately, I cannot control what happens to our pride and joy once it’s out of my hands, and so I cannot be responsible for damage that may occur during transit.
Having said that, I do not like to leave any friends unhappy (and giving a Tangerine Meg artwork a good home counts you as one of my friends!) so please email me if you receive damaged items and I will do my best to make it right.
Splendid T-shirts are handled by a wonderful third-party digital art company – RedBubble.
You can go direct (whoosh!) to my Tangerine Meg Red Bubble shop to check out the Splendid T-shirts! You can pay there securely via PayPal or credit card – I do not see your payment (or delivery) details.
The helpful Red Bubble elves take care of printing and postage and seem have random and ongoing sales – keep an eye out for those at the top of your screen! If you receive a damaged or incorrect order from Red Bubble, they have excellent customer service people who will make it right.
I’ve personally tried several of the t-shirt styles from Red Bubble. The t-shirt cotton is of good quality – fine, not thick. You can read more detail about the styles whilst choosing, they’re adding items all the time.
Note: I don’t get *any* of your details from RedBubble, so if you want to go on my mailing list and keep in touch, I’d love if you signed up for my eNewsletter list here :)
The legal bits …
© All rights reserved. Margie Goodchild is copyright owner on all Tangerine Meg imagery and content. Also, what Kelly Rae said.