For years I have packed and shipped all of my work. Recently I learned that the UPS store charges about the same to package a painting as I had been spending on materials, so now I take the painting and the shipping address to them, this has been working like a charm for all of my smaller works.
However, when the size gets up there the UPS store is no longer an option. It takes an entirely different plan to get a six foot painting to it's destination. And here's the best part, it only takes a phone call-to the Box Brothers in La Jolla. I make an appointment with them, and they drive a big van out, pick the painting up, delicately place it into the van and secure it with blankets and tie downs, transport it to their warehouse in Rancho Bernardo. There it has a custom crate built, and a couple of days later it is on the road, safe and securely packed.
Recently I sold a 36"x72" painting "Stuck in the Middle" to a client in Ohio, and they were kind enough to take some photos for me of the delivery of their painting so I could share it on my blog. (A special thank you to Jim and Susan Amis for sharing!).
We see the truck arrives with the crate, crate wheeled into garage, opening, unpacking, inspecting and hanging.