my creative resolution

Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Parting with originals

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Original beach watercolor landscape by Eileen McKenna
Yesterday I finished this painting. It went through an ugly stage and was at risk of being abandoned, but I recently picked it up again and continued to work at it. I really like the big border I left – made easy by using thick tape on the edges. As I was finishing it, I was thinking that I liked how it came out, but I wasn’t emotionally tied to it and would be able to part with the original.

Then I looked at it again and thought, nope I don’t want to part with this one! This seems to be a common occurance for me. I want to sell but don’t want to part with the originals. Recently I met with an art print company. They make giclee prints. These high quality prints seem to be the perfect compromise. I can sell but keep the originals.

I’ve been looking through my paintings to find a few favorites to start with. I’ll keep you posted. šŸ˜€

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Beach Pin - 1" soft enamel pin with rubber clutch
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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

3 thoughts on “Parting with originals

  1. Me too! I have trouble parting with originals! If I finish something and I like it, then I don’t want to part with it, if I finish something and I hate it, then I think it has no value to anyone else…grrr! Sounds like you may have hit on a good solution though, Eileen! Hope you will blog some more on this subject šŸ™‚

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