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At mrinalkantimajumder.com, our goal is to offer satisfaction to our customers and since this website is operated by the artist himself the customers and visitors will have direct one to one experience. In this advisory we walk you through the process we function and tips on caring the artworks. Should you require further information please contact us at support@mrinalkantimajumder.com.


Graphite and Coloured pencil drawings: The paper used are acid free which will not perish over time. My preferred brands are Fabriano, Strathmore, and Derwent. The tooth of the paper varies depending on the nature of drawing. The surfaces can be smooth or textured. Watercolour papers Cold pressed or Hot pressed or Vellum Bristol paper are used to have desired results. For Coloured pencil drawing surfaces used are heavier (at least 100gsm) or Bristol Vellum paper

Pastel drawings: Papers having tooth and texture are best suited for pastel drawings. The papers used are artist’s grade Watercolour papers of reputed brands like Fabriano, Bockingford, Derwent, and Winsor & Newton or Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.

Watercolour painting: Paper quality is one the major factor for watercolour painting. Thin papers will buckle and will end up in an ugly finish. Most of the watercolour artworks are done by us are on Imperial size sheets which measures 56x76 cms (22x30 inches). The surfaces which are used are either Cold pressed or Hot pressed. All papers are artist’s grade and not less than 300gsm/140 lbs. Brands used are Arches, Fabriano, Bockingford, Lana aquarelle, and Hahnemuhle.The papers are stretched on a wooden board with brown gummed tapes and staples. This ensures that surfaces do not get warped and/or buckled while doing the painting. The surface sizing also affects the water absorbency and the surfaces are chosen based on the type of work is done.

Oil Painting: At least double acrylic primed fine grain cotton canvases are used. Presently we have stock of Fredrix brand canvasses. Now we have sufficient stock of canvas and when exhausted we will ensure that artist’s quality brands are used.

Prints: Gloss and Matt prints are made on 175gsm archival quality papers. The brands preferred are Canon, Epson and HP. The surfaces are ink receptive and does not spread which results in sharp and vibrant colours. The canvases used are artist’s quality canvas and results are sharp and crisp. Collectors prefer canvas prints for its unique look.


Graphite Drawings: The Graphite pencils used must be having leads which can give uniform layering without any scratches. Pencils brands used are Faber Castell, Staedtler, Derwent, Lyra, Kohinoor, Camel and Apsara.

Coloured Pencil Drawings: Pigment rich coloured pencils are used for the drawings. Major brands used are Caran D Ache Pablo, Faber Castell Polychromos, Prismacolour Premier, Derwent Artists, Kohinoor Polycolours, Faber Castell Classic, Van Gogh, SoHo Urban Artist, Spectrum Noir and Camel Artists./b>

Pastel drawing: The range of brands are less for pastel drawing but no compromise had been made to the quality. Both dry pastel sticks and pencils are used. Brands used are Sennelier, Derwent, Van Gogh, Faber Castell, Mungyo, Lefranc & Bourgeois, Kohinoor, and Peroci.

Watercolour Painting: Best watercolours which are pigment rich and light fast are used. Artist’s quality watercolour tubes as well as pan are used. Here we have the luxury of colour and brand choices. Some of the major brands used are Daniel Smith, Schimnke, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Old Holland, Lukas, Holbien, Graham, Grumbacher, White Nights, Da Vinci and Camel.

Oil Paintings: Pigment rich Artists or Professional grade oil colours are used. The brands of paints used are Old Holland, Petersburg, Amsterdam, Charvin, Sennelier, Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, Lefranc, Holbien and Camel.


Graphite, Coloured Pencils, Pastels and Watercolour paintings are coated with fixatives to prevent smudging and UV rays and stored flat.

Oil paints are first coated with Retouch Varnish after about a week the artwork is complete. The paintings are kept hung for about 6 months to dry completely. Final varnish is applied as a final coat. Gloss or Matt varnish or a mixture of both is applied to have the desired look.

The prints are printed leaving at least 1cm margin on each side. To maintain the aspect ratio the other ends will have a greater margin. This will enable convenient mounting of the artwork.


All artwork which is larger than A2 size (42x59.4 cms or 16.5x23.4 inches) are rolled with butter or tracing paper. This roll is inserted in a sealed plastic sleeve and the finally packed into a cardboard tube with plastic caps at both ends. The sample image is as below:
Artworks of A3 sizes or less are placed on mounting board, covered with butter or tracing paper. Another mounting board is placed over it and securely taped from the sides. The packing is shipped inside a bubble paper coated envelope.
Note: The artworks are unframed. This is to save shipping cost and the customer will have the option to choose frame of their choice from an expert local framers shop.


Display: All efforts have been made to display the images at the website as correctly as possible but due to colour calibration, light condition etc. the displays may vary from screen to screen. For best viewing we suggest to view on larger screens like PC’s or Laptops.

Care: The artworks should not be stored for a longer period in the packaging. It should be unpacked at an earliest.

It is suggested to keep the artworks framed and/or stored in a dry and dust free environment. Graphite, Coloured pencil, Pastel and Watercolour artworks are to be framed with UV resistant and glare free glass for best viewing. Alternatively some prefer to coat and varnish the artworks with cold wax medium and frame it without glass. The look is undoubtedly better than glass framed artwork. However professional handling is required to avoid any damage to the artwork.

For Oil paintings the canvas is to be stretched and can be framed. The surface can be gently dusted in case if dust accumulates. If severe dust accumulation happens expert help is always suggested.

Always avoid direct sunlight from any artwork. For maximum longevity and retention of colours the artworks are to be in pleasant lighting conditions and harsh lights are to be avoided.

Artworks are pleasing, brings joy and happiness. Just a little care will make them last long.

We always wish you a very pleasant experience with mrinalkantimajumder.com.