Purchasing

PLEASE NOTE: PRICES ARE  LISTED UNDER EACH PAINTING ON THE GALLERY PAGE. To determine the price of an original painting, please contact me. To view the price of a canvas giclee, or a matted giclee, click on the thumbnail image to enlarge it. The title of the painting will appear below, along with the sizes available and the pricing for each.

ORIGINALS

Originals are painted in either watercolor or acrylic as specified.  Original watercolors may be framed or not but if so, they typically come with  black wood frames and conservation glass, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Most canvas originals include an isolation layer between the paint and the varnish.  All canvas originals have a final protective conservation layer of Golden Polymer Varnish with UVLS (ultra violet filters and light stabilizers.)

When you contact me  I will quote you a price for an original plus shipping, insurance and New Mexico gross receipts tax (for residents only). Secure shipping of paintings framed with wood and glass varies greatly so please use the secure contact form to inquire on these items. You may also contact me at richard@richardwelkerart.com or call me at 505 982-0631.

GICLEE REPRODUCTIONS

Many of the paintings displayed have been reproduced in their original size as either matted giclees or canvas giclees. Some images have been reduced or expanded.

The fine art giclees are printed on fine art paper such as Arches or Hahnemuhle German Etching using digital archival inks rated at 100 years or more. Each giclee is matted using a conservation type acid free lignin free mat board rated at 100 years.  The three-inch mat is hinged to a foam core backer board and protected by a sealed crystal clear envelope. Each giclee has a certificate of authenticity and commentary explaining what the painting means attached on the back. The painting comes signed on the bottom of the painting with the number of the painting, the title, my signature, and the  place the painting was completed in. This information is hidden by the mat board.

Most of the matted giclees that I offer can be shipped for between  $15.00 and $20.00 depending on size and if insurance is required. Please contact me either  using the secure contact form or call me directly at 505 982-0631 so I can give you a direct quote.

The canvas giclees are digital reproductions of the original image on canvas using archival inks rated at 100 years. The canvas has a thin coating of varnish sprayed over the top for added protection. The canvas is then stretched over heavy duty stretcher bars. Each piece comes signed on the back with my name, the number of the printing,  a certificate of authenticity  and the commentary about the painting tucked into the back. The canvas giclee comes with a picture wire already attached so you can hang it without a frame. If you wish to put it into a frame, then you can purchase a floating frame from your local picture framer.

Canvas giclees are relatively light and can usually be shipped for around $20.00. Again, please use the secure contact form or call me at 505 982-0631 for an exact shipping quote.

GREETING CARDS

(Please visit my greeting card section for current catalog and further details)

5 x 7 inches. Printed on 100 lb Kromecote…………………$4.00 each  Six card minimum for $20.00. 12 cards for $38, 18 cards for $56.00

Envelope and crystal clear plastic sleeve included. All card orders include state gross receipts tax.

Shipping not including. Most card orders 20 cards or less can be shipped priority mail for a maximum $5.80.

PAYMENT POLICY

Once you decide on your  purchase and you have contacted me for shipping, insurance and tax (if applicable)  I will  send to your email address a Paypal Invoice. You can choose to cancel the transaction at any time. I will not have access to your account information. Once you deposit funds with Paypal using your credit card, I will receive notice from Paypal  that the transaction is complete and that the giclee(s) can be shipped. When your item ships, (usually through USPS unless directed by you to do otherwise), I will send you tracking information. It's easy and you don't have to have a Paypal account.