Each Robert D. Brooks canvas is fully finished!
Unlike most other artist, Mr. Brooks takes the time to paint the sides of his finished canvases black. That way, his works will look their best either framed or not! If the sides aren't painted, the artist is forcing you to spend many hundreds - or even thousands - of dollars at the framing shop! Bob Brooks respects his customers though.
Wherever possible, Robert D. Brooks paintings are fully varnished. Many even have multiple layers of varnish (a thick protective layer AND a UV protective layer).
NOTE: Glow in the dark paintings will not be UV varnished, as they require UV light to 'charge.' Oxidized rust and copper paintings may or may not be varnished (as the varnish changes the look of the work). Unvarnished rust paintings should be handled with care, as the finish isn't fully permanent!
The canvases were even painted with your home or office in mind!
Bright light is harmful to paintings - and paintings are typically hung in the least well lit spots in your house. Yet, virtually all paintings were painted to look best in bright light. Even though that's the rarest and worst lighting possible.
Robert D. Brooks' paintings were painted to look best in lower light! The contrast and brightness in a typical Bob Brooks piece looks best, not in bright sunlight, but in dim home or office light, as is typical of where one would normally hang a painting.
Most artists force you to wire up lighting overtop of your painting, just so it will look right. Not with a Robert D. Brooks canvas! They look best under NORMAL lighting condition. Bob Brooks respects his customers.
Each canvas is fully finished, sides painted, varnished, signed (front and back), certified, wired and ready to hang...