Frequently Asked Questions:

What media do you normally use?

I use only the highest quality paints, panels, canvases, paper, inks, and cloth (museum quality):

  • Oil paintings are oil on linen panel or oil on canvas and some of my larger format oil paintings are oil over mixed media on canvas.
  • Modern paintings are oil and acrylic on canvas.  Flags in particular are acrylic on canvas and mixed media such as up-cycled paper, cardboard, and other materials that capture the desired style and texture.
  • All giclées are signed and numbered limited edition prints of my original artwork (normally watercolor) using the highest quality professional inks on the finest acid-free, archival paper.
  • My tea towels are 100% linen or 100% cotton of the best quality, all made entirely here in the U.S.–including the printing and the cloth–from original watercolor artworks that I have designed and painted.

All artwork that you see on this site are my original works.

What is your return policy?

If you are ever dissatisfied with anything bought through my website please simply return it to me within seven days of receipt for a full refund.

How do you ship your merchandise?

Everything sold through my website is securely packaged by hand for direct shipment from my studio to you.  For deliveries in the United States we normally use U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail and Standard Mail.  For international deliveries we normally use U.S. Postal Service First Class Mail.  Based on our experience your package should typically arrive within 7 – 10 days.

Where can I buy your tea towels and prints?

You can buy gifts such as tea towels and prints directly from my website by clicking Tea Towels or Prints under the Gifts & Prints tab or the Shop tab.  You may also find my tea towels and prints in select retail outlets throughout the Washington DC area.

Where can I view and buy your paintings?

You can see all of my oil paintings, modern paintings, and flag paintings in chronological order in the Oil Painting Gallery, MODERN Series Gallery and Flag Gallery, and any paintings for sale at Shop Oil Paintings, Shop MODERN and Shop Flags.

Please note that my paintings are only available for sale through this website or art shows in which I participate.  I do not sell through other websites or traditional brick-and-mortar galleries because I prefer to offer directly to my collectors high-quality, one-of-a-kind paintings at affordable prices.  All paintings come signed by me with a certificate of authenticity affixed to the back.

How long before I receive a painting?

Most oil paintings take 2-3 weeks to dry depending on the thickness of the paint, the canvas, etc. As all works are original this may result in waiting a little longer than usual for items purchased online, but your patience will be rewarded with a high-quality, one-of-a-kind piece of art that will last for many generations.

How can I know when you make something new?

Simply subscribe to my Newsletters. Whenever I make something new I e-mail my subscribers this Newsletter, consisting of a high-quality photograph and brief description. The Newsletter is free, you can unsubscribe at any time, and your information will never be shared or sold to any third parties.

Can I visit your studio?

I’m always happy to receive visitors.  During one October weekend each year my studio is open to the public as part of our local “Studio Tour.”  It’s a great way for local artists to share art and give back to the community.  If you subscribe to my Newsletters I will notify you in advance of the next Studio Tour.  In the meantime, if you’d like to arrange a private visit simply send me an e-mail with your contact details and availability.

Didn’t find the answer?

Please feel free to send me your questions or comments.  I would enjoy hearing from you!

Oil Paintings

I paint most of my oils from start to finish in one day.  That includes setting up the composition, painting time, and making a high quality photograph to send to my subscribers and display here.  If that sounds like a lot of work, it is!

In the morning hours I like to work on my oil paintings.  The light is best then and it allows me to get an early start on the day.  Of course finishing a work in the same day presents a tremendous challenge, as paints must be mixed on the canvas alla prima before the next layers dry.

As my composition often consists of fruits and vegetables, in preparation for an oil painting I like to pick or buy local seasonal produce from farms in Virginia and Maryland, from farmers markets, and from organic supermarkets such as Whole Foods or Moms.  You will typically see me rummaging around any place where I can find fresh fruits and vegetables to paint.  Because of these short-lived compositions our family eats a healthy diet.  We eat everything I paint!

Read more about Begoña Morton in élan Magazine’s cover story here.

Flag Paintings

Press Release:  “In August 2012, in the auditorium of a local Washington D.C. area public high school, I was honored to take the oath to become an American citizen,” said Begoña Morton, a classically-trained Spanish artist living in Virginia.  She explained, “On that day an official from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service administered the oath to 400 applicants from 89 countries.  I was astonished not only by how many countries were represented, but that all of us were living in the same county!  The overwhelming sense of pride I experienced in becoming an American citizen has inspired my Flag Series, which was exhibited in the Washington D.C. area.”

Her goal is to continue with this endeavor, painting both the popular and not-so-popular banners, the latter being more representative of our current immigrant population Morton said.  She also feels strongly about displaying all flags—regardless of nationality—as one cohesive exhibit: “My belief is that such an exhibit makes art more accessible, especially to persons in our community that art has traditionally not been able to reach,” Morton added. There is little doubt that her Flag Series is good for our community’s diversity awareness and sense of national pride.  Like her other paintings, these are truly classic pieces of art that will last for many generations.  Visit Begoña’s website at begonamorton.com for more information.