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Mounted Print Giveaway

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Jayla Kay Ritchie​, you are the lucky pick for my mounted print giveaway! Message me with your address and I’ll get that out to you next week 🙂 Thank you to everyone who entered my contest. I’ll do a drawing from my mailing list each month for a free 4 x 6 mounted print, so if you want to get in on that, head over to https://www.wildozark.com/wild-ozark-musings/ to sign up. I’ll announce the contest in the next newsletter & choose from responses by email for that one.


To celebrate my new printer, I’m giving away a 9 x 12 mounted print of one of my paintings.

If you want to enter, leave a comment to say which painting you like best. I think to leave a comment you have to enter your email address, but if email isn’t the best way to get in touch with you, tell me how to find you at FB or Instagram.

You can see of the paintings I have so far in the gallery pages at paleopaints.com or scroll through my feed at Instagram or Facebook.

If you like the current Buffalo river one best (the one currently on the easel), and you’re the winner, I’ll send that print when it’s finished.

Buffalo river painting in progress. This one is also included in the mounted print giveaway.
Buffalo river painting in progress.

I’ll hold a drawing with all of the names from Instagram, Facebook, and my newsletter/blog replies on Monday (Labor Day 2019) next week!

The giveaway is open to anyone anywhere. Yay!

The Color Brown

I just made a post in my color journal at Paleo Paints about the brown paint I made.

What’s a Mounted Print?

A mounted print is a work of paper mounted onto a sturdier surface. They can be mounted on canvas or wood frames.

An example of one of my prints as a mounted print. This one is a 14 x 11" on 3/4" board with white border and sides.
An example of one of my prints as a mounted print. This one is a 14 x 11″ on 3/4″ board with white border and sides. Most of my work will look best with white sides, but some may be black or brown, and not all will have the white border. Some may even be embellished at some point.

At first I’d planned to do stretched canvas, and just print them directly onto canvas. But the more I read about using varnish to mount paper works to wooden panels, the more I thought I’d like to try that instead.

So that’s what I’ve started doing. What it does is makes a work on paper something ready to hang, without a frame. Plus, they’re easy to hang and display at shows or markets. And not only that, if I get caught in the rain with them, the risk of damaging them is tremendously smaller than with paper.


The pigments used to make the prints are archival, as is the paper. The varnish itself is also archival and UV resistant. So a mounted print is ready to go, no frame or glass needed.

Some artists do this to their original works, too. I’m not sure I’m ready for doing that yet. Right now I’m going to keep the originals as paper, and anyone who buys one will have to get it framed the way they prefer. Or have me get it framed for them. When Rob gets back into his woodworking shop, we’ll have more options of native wood frames, too.

Comment to Enter Giveaway

Leave a comment below to enter this giveaway. The winner will be announced on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. I’m also going to start offering a 4 x 6 giveaway to all of my newsletter subscribers each quarter. So if you’re not already, become a Wild Ozark Musings subscriber today to be included in the first one, coming soon.

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