Moving art is always risky. Moving oils with a gloss finish is even more risky. Labans' girls (below) are leaving the studio and are on a visit to Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester and some protection for their trip seemed necessary. To make a traveling crate with a nice sliding interior takes me all the afternoon but does make them look rather smart and very easy for the dealer to present the pieces to the client on delivery.
I take the same satisfaction in this conclusion, as I do preparing grounds and papers. That before and after attention to the actual painting firstly make ownership personal, and secondly this special packaging marks some sort of closure for me.
So the girls are leaving home, perhaps they will return one day, who knows.