FAQs

The Famous Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is gouache?

Gouache is a water based paint made of natural pigments and known for its opaque character, meaning it covers the surface fully. A benefit of gouache is that it dries quickly as water evaporates faster than oil. As it dries into the paper, it gives the painting a matte look.

2. Where does the word gouache come from?

The word gouache comes from the Italian word guazzo, which literally translates as "mud". This refers to oil painting on a tempura base in the 16th century. In the 18th century in became known in France as "gouache" and referred to water based paint.

3. How long does shipping take?

Most orders are delivered within 3 working days. We don't expect any delivery to take longer than 7 calendar days.

4. How are products packaged?

All products are packaged in sturdy packaging. When a reproduction with a metal frame is ordered, the frame and poster are separately packaged and sent.

5. Can I order another layout or crop of a painting?

We crop the paintings to the various sizes of paper that we think show the product at its best. If you like to see another layout/crop, please drop us an email: info@tpaviationart.com.

6. Can I order a painting that is not on the website?

The artist Thijs Postma has painted hundreds of aviation paintings, we can't put all the painting on our website, though we will try to. If you like to see or order a specific painting that is not listed, please drop us an email: info@tpaviationart.com.