I had been waiting for this. I watched a lot of my friends doing all kinds of things on their fancy phones, looked at the screen and thought, " too small". Then I watched people with their ipads, and although it looked very good, I thought, "too big". Then the ipad mini came out - and I went for it! And yes, I like it. So, the reason I am telling you this is to let you folks who have these gadgets know about a fun art ap. It is called "Color Uncovered", and you can find it in the ap store. It's free, fun, interactive and educational. I think you will enjoy it, and learn some new things about colour too. What about you? Any art related aps to recommend now that I've joined the modern era?
This is one hot topic among artists and collectors.
Some people just love to collect originals. I think that's great! They love the fact that the artists hands worked over that canvas or paper. They sense the struggle and the joy that went into creating. They enjoy the fact that they have the one and only original work on their wall. How wonderful.
On the other hand...
The quality of prints has in the last few years become amazingly good. I think that's great too! Not everyone can afford an original. Prints mean that if you love an image, you can have it on your wall to enjoy for your lifetime. The quality really is that good. And if you could see one of my originals beside one of my prints, you would have a very difficult time knowing which is which.
Does making prints of a painting in any way devalue the original? Absolutely not. Think about any famous painting and the innumerable times that it has been printed. Whether it's a Group of Seven painting, or one of van Gogh's much loved work, the fact that many people want to buy a print only enhances the value of the one original. More and more of today's artists are making their art available as prints - it's a huge trend.
Here is a link to my paintings that are available as prints. For some images, the original is also available. Let me know if there are any that you are wondering about.
Here is a fun interactive webpage comparing the size of - well - lots of things. I really like to stretch my mind and imagination with some of these thoughts. Hope you enjoy it too!
The oil painting below is titled "Beyond". The original painting is for sale and currently can be seen at the Cheryl O and Students art show hanging at Westmount Branch Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd S, London, Ontario. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, feel free to contact me.
I am delighted to be part of a group of painters featured this week in an article by ArtProMotivate. Here is the link, I'm sure you will enjoy the other paintings too:
My featured painting below, is #3 in the article, and the original is for sale. It is 24" x 30 ". What you don't see well in the photo is the fact that this painting has a lot of texture from collage material and thick paint. It's a sensual experience. The price is $612. + HST for local pick up. Feel free to contact me if you would like to view it or are interested in purchasing it.