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 it became known in France as "gouache" and referred to water based paint.

3. Aren't the posters too expensive?

The price of the reproduction of a painting is only a small fraction of the price of an original painting. You don't buy a poster, you buy a piece of art not many people have. With every reproduction sold, you reward and support the artist. Thijs Postma puts in dozens of hours in creating each painting as well as countless hours of research into the historic facts around the airplane and scenery. He has personally built up an enormous archive of information on almost every aircraft ever built. Actual painting it can easily take up 40 hours of labour, besides the cost of the paint used.

4. How long does shipping take?

Most orders are delivered within 3-4 working days as they are sent locally as we produce in many countries around the world. We normally don't expect any delivery to take longer than 7 calendar days. However, due to COVID the delivery times recently seem to fluctuate over time and in regions. We have seen that delivery can take up to 12-14 calendar days. We sincerely hope that it will reduce soon again, as most is caused by the postal services.
Puzzles are only shipped in the USA and it takes between 3-6 days for shipping.
Mousepads take around 7-9 days for shipping.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.