WHAT IS WOOL PAINTING?
“Wool Painting”, also known as “Wool Watercolor”, is the process of hand placing and stacking various colors of sheep’s wool fibers layer by layer on the flat surface to form beautiful imagery. This process does not use needles, water, glue, or paint. Once completed, the wool painting is mounted under glass for display and to safeguard the fiber placement. When the wool fibers are compressed under a glass surface, the artwork resembles a watercolor painting. It is only when you come closer to the picture that you realize it’s not painted. Under the weight of the glass, the multiple layers of wool blend together to form an image, which is lively, colorful, and very bright.
CAN I ORDER DIFFERENT SIZED WOOL PAINTING?
Yes! I can make a different size, based on your requirements. Please contact me to discuss the details.
Keep in mind that I will need to create a new wool painting for you and it will take a week or more to complete, depending on the size of the picture. The painting you receive may differ slightly from the image posted on the website, because each wool painting is unique. Wool is a living material and the fibers always act differently when laid into place. In addition, the colors of wool in each painting may differ slightly because of the nature of the fibers and the dyeing process used at my source for wool. Before shipping, I’ll send you an image of the final painting to make sure you love it and, if needed, make changes as you wish.
CAN I ORDER A WOOL PAINTING WITH A DIFFERENT FRAME?
Yes! I can change the frame for any of my original wool paintings. Please contact me to discuss the details.
Keep in mind that, depending on the frame you pick, the price of the wool painting may change, as well as the shipping cost. The availability of a frame might also affect the processing time for the order.
CAN I PURCHASE A WOOL PAINTING WITHOUT A FRAME?
Yes! Paintings size 8×10″ and 11×14″ can be bought without a frame. To keep the painting safe during shipping, a plexiglass covering will be used for protection. Please contact me to discuss the details.
DO YOU PROVIDE GIFT WRAPPING AND PACKAGING?
If you purchase a wool painting to give as a gift, I’ll handwrite a personalized note from you and place it in the shipping box for FREE. I’ll also wrap the picture with gift paper for an additional $10.
WILL YOU MAKE A CUSTOM ORDER?
I do not accept custom orders.
HOW DO I CARE FOR WOOL PAINTING?
Each painting comes framed under glass covering to protect the wool fibers, and it’s ready to hang. To remove dust and fingerprints, use a glass cleaner on the glass and a dusting cloth on the frame. Don’t remove the glass cover. The wool fibers could shift or fall apart as a result, and the painting may be damaged.
Don’t let the painting fall; it can damage the frame and break the glass. Small pieces of glass could become deeply embedded between the wool fibers and it won’t be possible to remove them.
Avoid moisture and don’t get the picture wet. Don’t hang the picture in the bathroom, near a sauna, or outside the house.
Since all my paintings are made from natural wool fibers, a moth could get into the picture. To prevent this attach an anti-moth product to the back of the frame or hang it nearby. Change it every 3-6 months.
DO YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL STORE?
Yes! I have my art studio/gallery/store in Jersey City. You can always visit it by appointment.
I’M LOCAL. CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER TO SAVE ON SHIPPING?
Yes! You can pick up your order (only original wool paintings!) from my studio in Jersey City. On the page “Cart” pick the option “Pick up in Jersey City”. Then make an appointment, so I can prepare your order for pick up.