FREE Shipping & Gallery Wrap Stretching on Canvas Prints
up to 44in x 3Oin size shipped within USA
How to Order from Sara Morton's online Gallery of Artwork. This page answers many pre-sales questions regarding the varied art making processes and techniques. Also describes the various types of Giclée Prints available from the Morton Arts Studio.
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Original Acrylic Paintings
All Paintings are original works and one of a kind. They are stretched and "Gallery Wrapped" with staples on backside. The Canvases or Linens are primed and sealed with a special acrylic Gesso formulation on both sides . All wood stretchers are primed and sealed in the same manner with very strong cross-braces. The colors in the paintings are permanent and Guaranteed "light-fast" and will never crack. All paintings are easily cleaned and are provided with instructions for maintenance. Every Painting is ready to hang.
* Most paintings are shipped in strong wooden crates unless they are very small.
Private commissions are available upon request with negotiable terms.
Please inquire through phone call or E-mail.
Vectorgraphs, Digigraphs & Kaleidoscopes
What are Vectorgraphs?
The Vectorgraphs (Vector Graphics) are vector-based fine art. There currently is no name for art made from vectors. Therefore, I invented the name "Vectorgraphs" to define this new art technique. The Vectorgraphs begin with a collaged composition of scanned hand drawn sketches, photographs and objects. With a digital pen and tablet and a vector editing software, the collage sketch is then translated into hundreds of hand-drawn vector shapes and countless layers.
Drawing with vectors is a bit like “connect-the-dots”. I define each shape by making points and curved lines then fill in these lines with color or gradients. See the example, of what my vector drawings look like with all of the connected dots and lines visible.
Above is an example of the hand-drawn skeleton or armature of connected lines & points that construct each object in the Vectorgraphs. The black and white images show what a Vectorgraph looks like without any color. The color images show the armature that is visible while making the Vectorgraph. These lines become invisible once the Vectorgraph is finished.
The meticulous armature of lines and points allow these vector shapes to be carefully adjusted to the color, shade and transparency of choice. With Vectors, the drawing process is revolutionary compared to traditional pencil and paper. The process of forming vector drawing lines is more like shaping a flexible wire. It is a virtual stained glass window that can be pulled, stretched, diffused, reshaped and re-colored. Although more time consuming than traditional drawing or painting, this method allows changes to be made cleanly, spontaneously and readily without having to start over. Vectors allow for the creation of smooth clean crisp edges and curves and bold color almost like cut paper but more sophisticated. Also vector-based art can be scaled to almost any size without degrading the image clarity.
The Vectorgraphs take the finished physical from of a Giclée Print and are not a "copy" or "reproduction" of an original painting or drawing etc. Each Vectorgraph is considered an "original print" similar to Fine Art traditional printmaking. I produce my own Vectorgraph Prints at the Morton Arts Studio on our Epson Professional printer on Fine Art Media such as Paper or Canvas. I have 14 years of experience working with Epson Professional Media.
What is a a Digigraph or Digigraphy?
There currently is no distinct name for digitally based Fine Art or Art made through the use of digital tools and software on a computer. Digigraphy or "Digigraphie" is one term referenced more frequently in Europe to define high quality digitally based fine art prints created with an Epson printer and Giclée Printmaking.
My Digigraph technique begins with making a collage of digital photographs and scanned objects, through the use of tools such as a digital pen and tablet and image editing software. Once satisfied with placement and composition of these images the colors are transformed into a deliberately dynamic palette. The contours shadows and texture are also changed to suit the overall composition; making some images come forward and others recede. Transparent colors, and layers are added to create visual luminosity and depth. Lastly, hand-directed digital painting is added. The Digigraphs take the finished physical from of a Giclée Print and are not a "copy" or "reproduction" of an original painting or drawing etc. Each Digigraph is considered an "original print" similar to Fine Art traditional printmaking. I produce my own Digigraphy Prints at the Morton Arts Studio on our Epson Professional printer on Fine Art Media such as Paper or Canvas. I have 14 years of experience working with Epson Professional Media.
What are Kaleidoscopes?
The Kaleidoscopes are a meditative fusion of colorful plants, animals and objects in a semi-symmetrical weightless space. The Kaleidoscopes are made using the Digigraph technique described above.
Limited Edition Giclée Prints
The Giclée prints are meticulously developed and produced at the Morton Arts studio. Our access to the most recent technology, provides continual and dramatic improvement in color quality, detail and longevity. All giclées are printed in Limited Editions of Five Hundred on the finest archival quality papers and Each edition of five hundred includes all listed sizes.
All editions are printed with archival pigmented inks. The pigmented inks are superior in that they have the greatest resistance to fading and smudging.
Morton Arts prints are available numerous sizes.
Every limited edition Giclée print is signed, titled and numbered by Sara Morton. Instructions are also provided, regarding the proper care of the prints to provide for their longevity.
Prints make great gifts for friends, family and special occasions. They are also appropriate for offices, as well as personal and corporate collections. Morton Arts prints work well as corporate gifts and customized conference amenities. Discounts are available with bulk purchases. Special framing accommodations can also be provided as well as customized sizes. Please contact Sara Morton for more details.
Prints are available ( through special ordering ) in both larger and smaller sizes than what is listed on the MortonArts.com web site. Please call or E-mail Sara Morton for more information.
Every print order is hand made with care.
Morton Arts prints are not mass-produced.
Stretched Canvas Prints Ship after 3-5 Business days production time.
Fine Art Paper Prints Ship after 1-2 business days production time.
Giclée Prints on Fine Art Paper
A Fine Art Paper Giclée print is a museum quality digital print produced on a smooth or textured fine art paper. We select smooth or textured paper depending upon how it suits a particular image. Our selection of fine art papers are 100 percent cotton mould-made with a special coating for pigmented inks. These papers are also acid, lignin and chlorine free.
Fine Art Paper Prints must be framed and displayed under glass or Plexiglas. We recommend an acid-free mat over the print to prevent the print from coming in direct contact with the glass or Plexiglas.
Giclée Prints on Canvas
A Canvas Giclée print is a museum quality digital replica of the original painting - printed on real canvas. Our canvas selection is made from a durable acid free blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton. This unique heavyweight, quality canvas utilizes a tight weave and displays a subtle texture for incredible color. If you wish to have a print with the luminosity of the paintings, we recommend the canvas prints.
Canvas prints do not need to be placed under glass. These prints have a protective UV coating. This advanced acrylic polymer coating protects the print from moisture, light, humidity and atmospheric contaminants.
The prints will be stretched on standard stretcher bars (3/4" inches deep) with gallery wrap, image wrapped edges (white edge if specified) The print would then be ready to hang no framing necessary.
"Image wrap" means that the image wraps around the edges of the stretcher so it will not need a frame. The original picture is not cropped or compromised in any way. The wrap is simply extra picture or a mirrored edge (derived from the original painting) that is added on to seamlessly wrap around the sides.
Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars are also an option they are 1 and 1/2" inches deep. Please contact Morton Arts for more information.
WebsiteEtsyPhone Order our Giclée Prints securely and directly from the website.PayPal is our payment processor. How To Order Online:Under the words "Fine Art Paper Prints" or "Canvas Prints" you will see the option to "Select a Size".Simply click or tap on the two small up and down arrows on the right of the toggle menu. A list of available print sizes and prices will appear. Choose the print size you want by highlighting it, then click or tap to make the selection. Once you have selected a print size it will appear in the toggle menu. Now you can click on the checkout button and proceed to purchase your print with PayPal. Orders take at least 3 days to process before shipping. Please keep this in mind, especially if you are purchasing for a Gift or time sensitive event. Every print order is custom made with care. These are not mass-produced prints. Many of the items on my website are also available onEtsy. The Shop name is "MortonArtsEditions". Anything you see on the website can be added to the Etsy shop (upon request) for convenience and purchase. You may also contact me via Etsy regarding availability of additional art sizes, custom orders etc. Click on the link to enter my Etsy Shop. Order by Phone: Order over the phone using a VISA, American Express or Mastercard credit card. Please call our customer service number 1-781-329-7449. Orders take at least 3 days to process before shipping. Please keep this in mind, especially if you are purchasing for a Gift or time sensitive event. Every print order is custom made with care. These are not mass-produced prints.
Customized Print Framing
If you are interested in purchasing a framed print, please call or E-mail Morton Arts.
We currently offer both custom framing and ready-made framing services. This is a customized service, in which we save you the time and inconvenience of selecting a frame.
We consult with our framer (for you) to select a mat and frame that best compliments your purchased print. You are welcome to specify a preference, such as a wood or metal frame, or a general color. Other framing specifications are welcome. However, keep in mind that certain mat colors or frame tones may not compliment the artwork. Our goal is to find a happy medium between our artistic choice and your personal preference. Please call for more details or a price estimate.
Our customized framing services are only performed after a print is purchased.
Framing requires a 1-2 week turnaround time.
Free delivery may be possible for larger orders within the Boston Metropolitan area,
For more details call Morton Arts 781- 329 - 7449.
Ready- Made Framing
We will select a ready-made frame for your print, provided that one is available and suitable to the size and colors of the image. Ready-made frame options are limited and their proportions are not always appropriate. When a ready-made frame is requested, we will custom print the image to fit the size of the frame. This can result in a slightly larger or smaller print size. The print is mounted on a white acid-free board and placed in the frame with custom mat. The framed print will be ready to hang when it arrives.
FREE Shipping and Gallery Wrap Stretching for Canvas Prints up to 44in x 3Oin size shipped within USA ( Contiguous United States).
FREE USA SHIPPING service 2-3 days via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx.
(within Contiguous United States)
Most orders within Massachusetts State arrive within 1 business day after shipping (some locations may take 2-3 days).
Every print order is hand made with care.
Morton Arts prints are not mass-produced.
Fine Art Paper Prints Ship after 1-2 business days.
Stretched Canvas Prints Ship after 3-5 Business days.
If express or overnight shipping is required, please contact Morton Arts in advance. Customers will be notified as to the express shipping fees.
If a bulk or quantity order of prints is purchased, free delivery may be possible depending upon location within the Massachusetts area.
Shipping International Orders
International shipping and handling fees are determined on an individual per-order basis. Morton Arts will make an effort to use the best shipping method possible for all international orders. Please contact Morton Arts for more information.
Returns and Exchanges
Returns and Exchanges
Any returns or refunds are considered on a 14 BUSINESS DAY return period. Paintings and Prints must be returned in original packaging or crate and in excellent condition. Each return is considered on an individual basis, given shipping costs or exchange of paintings or prints.
There are NO restocking Fees.
Massachusetts USA State Sales Tax
Massachusetts residents will be charged 6.25% sales tax on purchases.
Contact Customer Service
If there are any further questions or apprehensions, please call or E-mail Morton Arts.
Please let us know if you experience any difficulty with the website or with placing an order.
Hours of Operation :
Monday to Sunday 9 am - 8 pm Eastern Standard Time USA
Location: The Morton Arts Studio is located in Westwood, MA.
Our Studio is Private. However, it is possible to pick-up an order
upon request with a scheduled appointment.
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All images contained herein are copyrighted and remain the property of Sara Morton.
Images may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the artist.
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