FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About My Art

 Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About the Art I Create.

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Here are the top ten most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about my art, along with my responses. I’ve covered many of these topics in greater detail in various blog posts, accessible through the links provided. If your question is not addressed here or in the linked articles, please contact me, and I will gladly provide an answer.

1. “I recently purchased a Southwest painting, and the art dealer told me it was your work. Is that true? Are you the artist? I have attached a photo of it to this email.”

No. I don’t do Southwest paintings; and I never have. This is the most common question I get, and it invariably involves a case of mistaken identity. For more information on this topic, see “Southwest Paintings NOT By Teresa Bernard.”

2. “I believe that I may have one of your paintings, it is signed “Teresa.” Can you tell me more about it?”

That depends. The world is full of artists, and it’s likely that more than one shares my name. Please refer to “My Oil Paintings Index” for a photo reference of all my paintings, both past and present. If you find your painting shown there, then that means I am the artist and I will be delighted to provide more details about it. If not, then it’s not one of mine.

3. “Some of your painting descriptions say, “ready to hang,” what does that mean?”

“Ready to hang” means that the painting arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall. The painting comes with the required hanging hardware already attached, so you can hang it on your wall immediately after unpacking.

4. “I just bought a painting from your website, how soon before it arrives?”

All paintings are shipped within 3-5 business days via USPS Priority Mail. Delivery usually takes 3-4 days after the shipment is dropped off at the post office. Tracking information will be provided to track your painting’s transit from my art studio to your doorstep.

5. “Is my painting insured during shipment?”

Yes. Your painting will be insured just prior to shipping because it is a one-of-a-kind item that cannot be easily replaced if damaged or lost in shipping. This insurance safeguards both you and me against any financial loss due to damage while in transit. Additionally, to deter potential theft at your doorstep, the delivery will require a signature upon arrival. Someone will need to be on hand to receive the painting and sign for it. For more information on this subject, see “Company Policies and Other Important Stuff.”

6. “What sort of canvas do you create your paintings on?”

I use three different types of canvases for my paintings: gallery-wrapped canvas, stretched canvas, and canvas board. For more information and descriptions on each type of canvas, see “Three Types of Oil Painting Canvas.”

7. “How long does it take you do a painting?”

That’s a good question. It varies depending upon the size of the canvas I’m working on. Smaller paintings take much less time than larger ones because there is less surface to cover with paint. A small painting, for instance measuring 6×6 inches, can typically be completed in just a few hours, while a larger canvas, such as 24×36 inches, may take several months to finish. After completion, an oil painting requires sufficient drying time before it can leave my studio, typically a minimum of six months. For more information on this, see “A Painting in The Making.”

8. “I want to commission you to do a painting for me. What do I need to do?”

To commission a custom painting, you will need to provide me with the details about the desired artwork, such as size, style, subject, and any specific preferences you may have. See “How to Commission a Painting” for more information.

9. “Do your paintings come with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA)?”

Yes! When you purchase a painting directly from me, it is accompanied by a custom-designed Certificate of Authenticity. The COA is hand-signed by me and embossed with my personal seal. It is your assurance that you are receiving authentic, original artwork. For more information on this topic, see “Certificate of Authenticity Information.”

10. “I notice that the paintings on your website all have ‘@teresabernardart.com’. Does this appear on the actual painting?”

No. The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is solely for online purposes. It acts as a deterrent against the unauthorized use of the image of the painting. It does not appear on the actual canvas painting.

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