FAQ

Who am I?

Hello! I am Brandon Ringstad, the artist and creator of Nature Meets Paper. Please click the following link to beam to my Artist page.

How can you contact me?

Contacting me is very simple! Follow the link to my Contact page and follow the instructions on screen. I will receive a message via email, then I will be able to contact you.

Do I show in Galleries?

Currently I do NOT show in galleries. I use YouTube and Social Media to spread my brand and art. Click the following link to my Contact page where you can interact with social media buttons.

Where can you purchase my art?

Please click the following link to my Shop page. On that page you will be able to purchase many items.

  •  Artwork
    • Original Pieces
    • Giclee Prints (Museum Quality Prints)
      • Limited Edition sets will be signed by me.
  • Coming Soon
    • Shirts and Posters
    • Metal Prints

Can’t find what you want? Then, click the following link to Contact me about commissions.

 

How do I price my art?

I price my art by size, rather than time.
If you would like me to frame your piece that costs extra, just contact me here after your order. Contact

  • Originals
    • Base is $12 per linear inch, then I add the Frame and shipping costs.
  • Prints
    • Unlimited Prints are $3 per linear inch, then add shipping and handling.
    • Limited Edition prints are $6 per linear inch and are hand signed with run numbers.

*Prices of shipping and handling vary due to distances and weight of product. I use FedEx for shipping framed art, due to their art delivery system. If you order a flat print I can send that in a thick envelope between cardboard sheets.

What Mediums do I use?

Materials and brands I use are listed Below.

  • Acrylic Paint
    • Liquitex Basic
  • Watercolor Paint
    • Winsor & Newton: Cotman Water Colours
    • Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
  • Colored Pencil
    • Caran D’ache Luminance
    • Faber-Castell Polychromos

Please Note: My originals will come with the following materials added; glass bead gel, fine glitter, or pearlescent paint. These mediums create the illusion of water playing with light. Since I want my originals to stand out, my prints will not have these mediums.

How long does it take me to finish a painting?

Time to finish fluctuates based on the painting’s size, amount of detail, and medium.
Watercolors dry quickly and only take a week to complete.
Colored pencils and acrylic paintings take longer than watercolors, due to drying times (Yes, colored pencils have a drying time). I use odorless mineral spirits for blending. This layer of pigment and oil needs to dry before adding a new layer.
Therefore, an acrylic or colored pencil painting take about a week and a half to two weeks to complete. These estimates don’t include time to find a reference photo I have permission to use.