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Maine and Acadia National Park Watercolor Landscapes

Painting with Double Mat


Paintings are made on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, either 140 lb or 300 lb weight. All materials used for matting that might touch the painting are of the highest quality and acid-free to reduce the risk of damage to the painting over time.

Outer/Inner Mat Selection

The artist recommends double matting as shown to the right, with both Inner and Outer mats being Warm White, which is about the same color white as the paper in the painting. This is white enough to look good on a white or colored wall and will provide a nice, contemporary appearance that will put the focus on the painting.


Painting with Single Mat

Single Mat Option

The image to the right shows a painting with an Inner Mat only. This provides a clean framing of the painting but looks a bit unfinished except in small paintings.

Other Mat Colors

The artist maintains a small stock of additional mat colors that may be used for inner and/or outer mats. Colors other than what is in stock may be available with an extended lead time. If you would like a painting matted in a color other than warm white, please contact me through the Chat Box in the lower left corner or at rick to discuss. I will show you samples, make suggestions and help you choose colors that will complement the painting and your interior decoration.



Paintings will be attached to a backer board and matted using all acid-free materials, and following appropriate procedures for matting and framing.


Shipping will be in addition to the cost of the painting. Paintings will be shipped in a rigid mailer matted with a backing board and an additional protective board over the face.  Artwork orders with standard matte selections will be shipped within one week of when your order is accepted or we will contact you to inform you of any delays. 

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