Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you get the historic maps?
Lisa starts with B&W, then adds layers of stain, color to give the painting some of the parchment feel and weathered look. Every wrinkle and stain is the work of the artist. It’s a process that has evolved through time and experience. We then may make a hi-resolution scan of the finished map for limited edition prints, or gift prints of various sizes.
Can You Paint MY Historic Map?
We will scan the map and paint the scan, not the original historic map. The final price on the paintings and prints will vary once the artist has considered the project. Your historic map will be treated carefully and returned to you.
What Kind of Paints do you use?
Lisa generally uses a “guash” of acrylic, but a work might also involve watercolor, pencils, a good scrubbing with some powdered dirt, and cat claws, coffee stains, and tea! Each original painting is a specific, unique, and surprising original work of art.
Can Lisa paint a map I like, but in a different pallet of colors?
Lisa has been painting maps for 8-10 years… so her technique is her own, honed as the years went by.
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