Last week I had fun and games sat in the National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery last week taking custody of a painting and creating a bubble wrap envelope for it so I could take it home on the tube. All done over the knives and forks and napkins! (Next blog post: "How to make yourself the centre of attention!"). Incidentally, I used the second method!
Anyway - here's the link to the instructions - which have ace diagrams - which could do with being a tad bigger but are perfectly readable
Bubble Wrap Envelope Instructions - New England Society of Botanical Artists
|On my home with painting wrapped securely - on my way to the tube|
I also recommend string bags for carrying packages which are securely packed.
They offer absolutely no protection whatsoever but will change shape for just about any package.
Plus you have no extra weight or substance to carry on your way to the pick-up or going home after the drop-off.
Nor do you have any problems getting a string bag into e.g. galleries or restaurants (as compared to a suitcase).
Interestingly I walked out of the National Gallery with a picture - and nobody stopped me!
QUESTION: What's your favoured method for transporting artwork when you don't have access to a car.