Frequently Asked Questions
All the watercolours, pencil and mixed media paintings are done on top quality acid free paper. My favourite watercolour papers are Arches hot pressed, and more recently I have been using Fabriano Artistico hot pressed, which has a lovely bright white surface that gives watercolours an added vibrancy. For pastels I use Pastelmat heavy card. My Oil paintings are carried out mostly on board, but recently I have been using gessoed MDF.
All my paints and pencils are top quality Artist grade. I mostly use a mixture of Winsor & Newton and Daler Rowney watercolours, and Winsor and Newton alkyd oils. My pastels are a mostly Unisons and Daler Rowney, and I use Derwent pastel pencils The coloured pencils I prefer are Derwent Artists pencils (fairly hard), and Faber Castell Polychromos (softer).
Original artwork is despatched either in a postal tube or flat packed, depending on its size and weight. It will be insured when sent by Special Delivery in the UK, and abroad.
The price quoted is for the unframed, unmatted artwork. Matting can be arranged if required. I prefer not to send framed work through the post due to the risk of breakage of the glass and consequent damage to the artwork.
A4 and A3 Prints
All prints are produced by the giclee method using Epson archival pigmented inks, guaranteed to last a lifetime, and are printed on Epson archival matte paper. There is a white border around the actual printing, depending on the size of the original artwork, but this is kept to a minimum where possible.
Prints should be mounted and framed under glass, and hung out of direct sunlight, as with any original work of art.
The cards are 6 x 8 inches and are supplied with an envelope and in a cellophane bag. The cards are blank inside for your own message. Cards are available to purchase singly or in packs of six (details shortly)
Bookmarks will be arriving shortly
If you would like to purchase a gift voucher for a loved one so they can choose their own piece of artwork, details arriving shortly.
Safe and secure payment may be made by Paypal when you are purchasing online. There is no extra charge for this.
If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make payable to Lesley Crawford, and send to Slade Studio, 4 Slade, Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland DD11 2RE. Your order will be posted once the cheque has cleared.
Prints are packed in a postal tube for safe delivery. Likewise originals, unless the painting is too large or on a hard surface (board or MDF). Orders are usually posted within two working days of receipt of your payment (or clearance of funds, if paying by cheque).
Originals - Always sent insured and by Special Delivery. I will advise you of the postage cost when your order is placed.
Prints - postage is added at the Checkout when you purchase online using Paypal.
I hope you will be delighted with your original, print or card. In the unlikely event you are not, please return to me for a full refund (not including the cost of postage). Should your order arrive damaged, please return to me for either a full refund or replacement.
All the images on this website are copyright to Lesley Crawford and protected by international copyright law. All rights reserved. No image on this website may be used or copied for any commerical or non-commercial purpose without prior written permission from me. Copyright for all my artwork, whether commissioned or not, is retained by me.
If you would like to use my artwork on your products, please contact me to discuss a licensing contract.