FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Is shipping within Norway really free?

Yes, all artworks and other products shipping to a Norwegian address is free of charge. To other contries, you need to pay for shipping, but I’ve tried to keep the cost low. 

Do you ship your art worldwide?

Yes, I ship internationally, worldwide, no exceptions. 

What if I don’t like it when receiving it?

No worries, you just contact me to arrange return shipping. Every reason for a return is as valid as another. Maybe the colours didn’t match your wall? Or maybe you just changed your mind? Whatever’s the reason, I’ll pay for return shipping within Norway. For international orders, well, let’s split the bill 50/50. 

Can you frame the artwork before sending it to me?

Yes, no problem! I have framers that I trust and use for framing on a regular basis. Just let me know upon ordering, and we’ll find the perfect fit! But remember, framing will delay the arrival of your artworks with a few weeks.

How do you recommend framing an artwork?

There’s three key elements, whereof two is a no-go for changing (in my opinion). Always use acid free mat (passepartoute), and always Art Glass (anti reflexive glass). The third element is the frame itself. It should look good together with both the artwork and your interior. In my opinion, the frame is the bridge between those two. 

What does acid free mean?

Acid free paper is usually made of cotton. It’s important to use acid free paper and acid free framing so the artwork doesn’t gets discoloured after some years, typically a yellowish discoloration. Acid neutral is not the same as acid free, whereas the former has a buffer added to the paper to delay the process, but eventually, there will be no buffer left, and the discoloration starts.

Do you use acid free paper in your artworks?

The main answer is, – Yes, always. But there is one exception. A few sketches, some called watercolour sketches (in the shop), are made on non acid free paper, but I always state it clearly that the paper is not acid free. 

Do you use pigments that last beyond the decade?

Yep. I only use high quality pigments, tested and proven not to fade, classified into the so-called archival standards.

What does paper weight means?

Paper weights tells you about the thickness of the paper. A standard copy paper used in printers typically has a paper weight of 90 g/m3. Watercolour papers can be as much as 600 g/m3, but the most used weight is probably around 300 g/m3. 

What is a Giclée print?

Giclée Prints are prints made by a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper. The process starts with an original artwork, e.g. a watercolour or an acrylic painting, which is digitalized at high resolution at a professional print house, then printed, either in a limited edition series, or an open edition (see the difference below). The finished prins, may be larger or smaller than the original work, or have small changes made, but overall the prints are very close to the original work.

What is DGA?

Digital Graphic Artwork, or DGA for short, is a new way of making art that combines traditional techniques with digital techniques. It starts with a drawing, painting or some other analogue work on paper. The work is then digitalized in high resolution, and the work continues with digital techniques. The work can be printed and digitalized several times, to alternate between analogue and digitale techniques. When the work is done, it is usually printed in either a limited edition series, or an open edition, like a giclée print (see the differences below).

What is the difference between a print in a an open edition and a print in a limited edition?

The number of prints made in a limited edition is limited. If the edition size is 39, only 39 prints are made. Each print in a limited edition has a unique number, e.g. 1/39 means this exact print is the first print in a series of total 39 prints. Test prints can also be available, but are usually very limited, meaning 3-5 prints in total, and these can vary in size and colour. 

In an open edition print, the number of prints is not limited, nor counted. The number of prints made depends on the demand within the time the print is offered. 

What do the numbers written on a limited edition print mean? 

Each print in a limited edition has a unique number, e.g. 1/39 meaning this exact print is the first print in a series of total 39 prints. Test prints can also be available, but are usually very limited, meaning 3-5 prints in total, and these can vary in size and colour.  

What is a hand coloured print?

A handcoloured print, h.c. for short, is a print that is hand coloured as a finishing touch, making it unique, and is therefor considered an original artwork, – there are no other versions of this one artwork. The print itself can be of any print technique, like a giclée print, a DGA, a monoprint, photopolymer or other technique. The hand coloured print is usually one of the prints in a limited edition that has been modified, but it can also be one of the prints in an open edition.

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