“Calm Before” a 30×40″ painting was shipped this week to California. To ship a painting 3000 miles, it needs to be packed properly. First I wrap painting in archival brown paper then have the hardware store cut a piece of tempered quarter inch hardboard to the size of the painting. This hardboard lines up with painting and then at least 2 layers of large bubble wrap go around this next. I use twine to secure the final bubble wrapped package. Then, I purchase 2 mirror boxes that I can nestle for extra cardboard to approximately 6-8 inches larger than painting. I slide the painting into the box and add more packing bubbles and popcorn.
I found that UPS ground is cheapest if you do the payment online, print the label and then drop it off at my local UPS store. For 10 bucks more, they will pick up.