Commission and Faq : Watercolor Art, Abstracts, Illustration
  • I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree :: Georgia O’Keeffe


GALLERY OWNERS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS & STORE OWNERS //

Please use this form to submit an inquiries about purchasing the artwork as wholesale, representation or licensing. Painting and prints can not be purchased directly from the store for resale, without discussing it with me. I offer a designer’s discount.

HOW TO BUY A PAINTING.

Ah! So, you like one or more of my paintings and considering to buy it! Fantastic—thank you.

Just go to my store,  click on the photo of the painting and you can purchase the painting by clicking the BUY NOW button.

  1. What happens next?
    If you are interested in buying a painting, just click on the BUY button to the right of the image of the painting and follow the instructions to purchase it through Credit/Debit Card (secure server) or PayPal. If you have any questions, please email me. If a painting is not marked sold it is available for purchase.
  2. If you see a painting that has been sold but want something similar please email me for a commission (an additional 20-30% of the price is applied).
  3.  Once payment is received I will prepare your painting for shipping. Watercolors don’t have any drying time, but acrylic paintings need to dry, if they’ve been painted recently, additionally I apply a coat of varnish for protection so please allow few days for watercolors and 2 weeks for an acrylic for delivery from the time the painting was purchased.
  4. I will send you a USPS / FEDEX tracking email once the painting has shipped so you will know when to expect your delivery.
  5. My paintings are shipped worldwide, personally and carefully packaged in acid-free supplies (will not affect the painting).

ORDER PROCESSING

In-stock items ship within 5-10 business days unless noted otherwise in the product listing.
Made-to-order items take between 2-4 weeks to ship (this is noted in the item listing).
International buyers accept responsibility for tariffs, customs, and all other fees. The painting will be carefully packed and shipped via USPS either First or Priority class mail.
Sometimes I get backed up, especially during the holiday season. If you need an item sent quickly to make a deadline, please let me know and I’ll try my hardest to work something out.
Approximate delivery (first class USPS) time from the package has left my studio is:

  • 3-5 working day to the USA
  • 7-10 working days to Canada
  • 10-15 working days to the remaining destinations

HOW MUCH IS THE SHIPPING CHARGE?

I ship all over the world, and the freight charge depends on your delivery address and your purchase amount. International packages are sometimes held up in Customs so the transit times will vary. Give yourself up to 4 weeks deadline from the ordering date.

Find your delivery zone below the order under SHIPPING section and see the charges. Anything under 16″ inches ships USPS. Paintings larger than 16″ inches usually go via FedEx ground. The very smallest paintings go First Class USPS. Your shipping fee includes the cost of postage, packing materials, labor and stocking but not insurance. If you need an insurance, contact me.

If your package weighs more than 13oz, it must be shipped via Priority Mail and it can sometimes take 7 or more business days for packages to reach you  via First Class Mail. Priority Mail packages are usually delivered within three days of shipping, but the USPS does not guarantee delivery within a certain time frame for Priority packages.

USPS doesn’t offer tracking services for First Class packages. Priority packages can technically be tracked, but the USPS isn’t required to scan them upon arrival at each destination, which means the tracking info is fairly unreliable.

Prints 11×14″ or smaller are shipped in flat white cardboard mailers. Prints larger than 11×14″ are shipped in cardboard tubes. My shipping carriers are either FedEx or USPS and I will send a tracking number once the order has been shipped (except First Class—not guaranteed.) I take every precaution to ensure the prints do not get damaged during the shipping process.  (Note: When the tube arrives, take great care when opening or allow your framing professional to open.) Once the order is shipped you will receive an email with a tracking number.

PAYMENT

Payment is accepted through secured Credit Card or PayPal (IMPORTANT : you don’t have to have a PayPal account to use it, credit card is accepted via PayPal). If you want to pay differently, you can contact me via Contact Form.

WHERE DO YOU MANUFACTURE?

My cards are digitally printed in US using environmentally friendly inks on mostly recycled paper and envelopes.
My art prints are giclée printed on fine art papers in USA, locally.
Framing provided by USA companies. Pillows and other goods are manufactures mostly in USA.

FRAMING

Frame is not included unless stated otherwise. Framing available upon request—additional charges apply. If you’d like to order framing for your print, just email me. USA only.

All framing is done in USA. Please allow an additional 3-4 weeks for your delivery.

If you want to go the DIY route.

Framing sounds scary but I promise it’s not. Some originals are painted on paper, some on thin board and these require some kind of frame. You can simply buy a larger than the artwork frame (Ikea, West Elm, Hobby Lobby) or use simple and affordable framing services at stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dick Blick or your local framing shop. If your painting has a deckled edge (uneaven) it’s nice to mount it with no mat to show the edges. Otherwise buy a mat that fits into your frame and is suitable for your painting (the opening is slightly smaller than the artwork) and you’re all good! I prefer white frames and white matting for all my water media and watercolor prints and artwork.
In case of large painting, these will taken down from the stretcher bars and send rolled. It’s very easy and cheap to ask a framer to rest retch the canvas.

ART PRINTS

Frame is not included unless stated otherwise. There is always an image showing, how the painting or print can look on the wall and it may be not to the exact scale. Every print is signed on back of the print by Marta Spendowska, some are signed on the front (or at least initialed). Some prints are Limited Editions Prints (marked on the page) and those have a specific number on them.

SIZES : sizes are sizes of paper.
Your art print will have a white border for easy matting : .75-2″ all around depending on the size of the final paper. If you need it full bleed (no white border, email me)
All Art Prints are of my original artwork.
It is printed professionally on a gorgeous archival, fade-resistant Epson paper or canvas. The ©MartaSpendowska.com won’t be printed.
All Prints are packaged to prevent bending or warping in transit they are placed in archival cello sleeve then placed into a “Do Not Bend” sticker.

CARE OF ART PRINTS.

I recommend keeping the print enclosed in the glassine covering it was shipped in until the image is framed. In particular, for larger prints I suggest being extremely cautious when unrolling the print as damage may occur if not careful. Ideally, the larger prints should be unrolled by the framer.

ORIGINAL ART

Some originals are signed on front (or initialed) and ALL are signed on the back of the painting (sometimes of the side) by Marta Spendowska. Most of my watercolor paintings are painted on either Fabriano or Arches or art archival museum quality art papers, 98lb, 140lb or 300lb. I use artistic watercolors by W&N or Holbein or Graham or archival mixed media. Most of my mixed media work is painted on either paper, canvas, or on wood : in case of panel over 3/8″ these are ready to hang (no framing needed). I like the edges to be either white, wood-like or painted like a painting.

CANCELLATION

All custom product (home decor items, fashion accessories like art prints, acrylic trays, pillows, puffs, cards) are custom and not eligible for return.

It is possible to cancel your order if it hasn’t been sent. Contact me and I will help you. If your order has been sent or ordered, you will have to return the products in order to receive a refund. The freight will not be refunded. It is not possible to change your order once it has been submitted. This also includes changing the size or color of a product, removing an item, changing the delivery address or payment method. All packages are sent via USPS or Fedex from my studio. Custom order require a longer time (prints larger than 16×20″ leading time is : 2weeks, trays, pillows:2 weeks)
All Artwork is packaged to prevent any damage.

RETURN POLICY

Due to the handmade nature of each product, returns are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Because of this all purchases are final, unless it became damaged during the shipment. All Artwork is packaged to prevent any damage. My goal is to sell the best product in the best and safest way possible. Damaged items are to be returned within 1 week (7 calendar days) of receipt and your purchase will be refunded in full less the shipping cost.

Everybody’s computer displays colors differently, so if you are not sure about the colors on my pictures, please ask for more photos.  I want all my customers to receive high quality products. If there is something wrong with the product you have received or if your delivery is not identical to your order (wrong product or if a product is missing)please contact me. If you send me a mail, please include as many details as possible including your order number as well as a picture if there is something wrong with one of the products.

In case of an emergency or a reasonable … well, reason I will refund the value of the purchased product minus 20% restocking fee, PayPal fees and minus the original shipping cost. All products must be returned in their original packaging with all enclosed documentation and the packaging cannot be broken or in any other way damaged – neither can the product. Otherwise it will not be possible to obtain a refund. I don’t want the artwork to be damaged, touched, wrinkled etc.
It can take up to 14 days for me to receive your return, depending on which postal service you use. Once I have received the returned products, I will inspect them and process the refund within 48 hours.

Custom orders (trays, pillows, art prints larger than 16×20″) are not eligible for return. All sales are final.

COPYRIGHT

All artwork is © Marta Spendowska.
All images and content on this website are protected under United States and International copyright laws.
Images cannot be reproduced or otherwise distributed in any form without written permission from the copyright holder.
All products purchased in the shop are for personal use only. E-products cannot be shared.
Images may not be downloaded, printed, or used without permission in any way. Patterns are not to be used as blog, twitter, or any other type of website background.
If you want to use any of my images on your blog, please make sure to credit me and my website.

You’re Polish, so where do you live?

Yes, 100% Polish and I go to Poland every year for 1.5mo. (I don’t work during that time. It’s a family moment). I live in USA, coast of New England.

Can I use your Artwork on my blog?

If you want to use any of my images on your blog, please make sure to credit me and my website.

Now, some dry stuff :
All images and content on this website are protected under United States and International copyright laws.

I love to share some buttery inspiration and we know Pinterest is addictive. In case of wrongly credited image—just email me so I can correct it. Similarly, the content of this website is copyrighted, that’s right! If you’d like to feature my work on your delish blog — just credit or email me, in case of any additional questions.
It’s all about doing it an “honesty”-style. Yep!

Images cannot be reproduced or otherwise distributed in any form without written permission or — as above.
All products purchased in the shop are for personal use only. E-products cannot be shared.
Images may not be downloaded, printed, or used without permission in any way.

Patterns are not to be used as blog, twitter, or any other type of website background.
Sometimes, it’s better to ask me how to approach the request you might have, ok? Cool.

Can you teach me watercolor ?

Hmm…not really. My watercolor is an experimentation. If you’d like to study this medium (watercolor), read everything about it you can get your hands on. It’s a difficult medium and so different than oils or acrylics. Again, if you are an Artist, I created this page specifically for you.

Can you paint my cat/dog?

Nope, not my thing. But, I did one dog portrait and it turned out great and has been included in the book by the amazing design studio TheModernDog : 1000 Dog Portraits.

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