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. 😀
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3 thoughts on “Parting with originals”
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 🙂
Yup I feel the same way! I met with the giclee print woman yesterday and already have learned something, so I definitely plan on blogging about it, probably in my next post! 😀