Thinking of buying?

If you are considering buying a piece of my artwork, please send me a message through my contact page to go over any shipping details, packaging requirements you may want, expected delivery times, and any questions you may have, etc.

The colors of the paintings may be different in person due to differences in digital photography, monitor color settings, and lighting differences.   

I use professional grade materials on all newer work.  All colors are graded I (excellent) or II (very good) for lightfastness and are considered archival quality.

Some of my older works have some college grade materials used.  College grade acrylic paints (Grumbacher Academy, Liquitex Basics) utilize professional lightfast pigments with an increased level of extenders.  The use of these college grade materials should have no impact at all on permanence or lightfastness of the paintings, as they use permanent lightfast pigments.  All colors are graded  I (excellent) or II (very good) for lightfastness and are considered archival quality.

I use acrylic paint instead of oil because it dries faster and is more permanent.  Here is an article on the longevity of acrylics verse that of oil.  What it boils down to is that chemical researchers believe that acrylic paintings will potentially last for thousands of years without cracking, if handled properly.  Oils only a few hundred years.  Interesting to me is that one of the most important reasons for substrate preperation for oil painting is to protect the canvas from the oil, this is not even required with acrylic paint.  In fact, one of the preparation materials used in substrate protection for oil painting is acrylic gesso. 

If you are not pleased with a painting you purchased from me, contact me within 14 days of receiving the painting for exchange, or money back.

Check my blog for notices when I will be unavailable to ship artwork, such as when travel or vacationing takes me away from home.  Or contact me.

Thank you for visiting my website!

David Dorrell


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