Custom Painting - up to 10 books

An original painting of your Ideal Bookshelf, up to 10 of your favorite books, by Jane Mount.
  • Gouache (a kind of opaque watercolor) and ink on Fabriano hot press smooth watercolor paper
  • 8x10" or 11x14", framed or unframed
You pick the books that made you who you are today and email us photos of the full spines (either together or separate is fine), large enough that we can read all the authors, titles, and publishers, and with some indication of relative size to each other. 
If you don't have the books or don't care which editions are used, email us your list first and we'll let you know if there are any we're missing and need you to track down. (We can sometimes track them down for you, but it may cost a good bit extra.) We do have photos of a lot of books, and often several versions of any given book. If we do have them, Jane will pick the ones that look best together, and arrange them accordingly.
** If the painting will be a gift and you would rather let the recipient pick their own favorite books, please use this listing to purchase a gift card for a painting instead. **
The painting usually takes 6-8 weeks from when we get your photos, depending on the queue at the time. But let us know if you have a specific deadline you're hoping to meet and we'll try our best to make it happen.
Choose either 8x10" (slightly smaller than a normal sheet of letter-size paper) or 11x14". You can also choose to have the painting framed in a simple, elegant, white or black frame with a white mat. The 8x10" painting will be framed in an 11x14" frame, and the 11x14" in a 16x20" size frame. Framing is done by the wonderful folks at SimplyFramed and usually adds 2-3 weeks to the lead time. Alternatively, our suggestions for inexpensive DIY framing are here.
[Please note that we may choose to make prints based on your painting at some point in the future and offer them for sale in this shop. If we do you'll receive a gift voucher for a free 8x10" print of your choice, woohoo!]


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