PAINTING PROCESS

Many clients choose to have paintings specially made.

 

Julia works closely with her clients and their designers to create beautiful and unique, large-scale artworks on aluminium to meet the project brief, budget and client deadline.

Urgent deadlines are possible. Please ask.

Paint brush and acrylic paint
Scrapbook of inspirational images for artist

Inspiration starts with holiday photos of light shimmering on water.

Paint mixes are made and tested

Initial paint mixes are made and tested

Mini test paintings are designed

After much thought and tea and biscuits.. the design is finalised

concept sketch to show client

Concept sketch of the design on a large scale for client approval

aluminum sheet is prepared

The aluminium panels must be cleaned before they can be painted.

Lots of paint is mixed

When paintings are going to be 8 storeys high, you need a lot of paint!

Paintings made on floor to reach centre

Very large paintings are made on the floor, so that the middle can be reached

aluminium panels are custom made

Aluminium panels are custom made to shape, size and finish.

Colours are tested on aluminium

Paint mixes must be tested before use

Matt or gloss paint finishes

Matt or gloss paint finishes are chosen.

Paintings dry slowly in studio

Drying time in the studio is important. Completed paintings are left to dry for up to 3 weeks before they can be wrapped for shipment.

Paintings are carefully packed for shipping

Twenty six square paintings have been wrapped and packed, there’s just room for another nine (but only if Julia gets out the box). 

Custom made packing for secure delivery

Wooden export cases are custom made with heat treated wood to meet international standards.

Delivery of paintings is fully insured

Cases are forklifted into a dedicated sea container, driven to London docks for loading onto container ship. Delivery is fully insured door to door worldwide.