We've been very busy this last couple of weeks getting new stock of Originals, Prints and Cards ready for the Christmas Craft/Vendor Sales. I was noticing, when I got to this painting, how amazing the giclee prints are that I get from Pirak Studios in Kitchener. As I mentioned a couple of months ago, these giclee prints are printed on cold-pressed paper with archival inks. Because of the quality of the printing, along with the fact that the texture of the paper is so similar to the cold pressed paper I paint on, I sometimes have trouble telling which one is the original and which one is the print!
I have over 85 different prints available in 2 popular sizes. Other sizes can be ordered with quick delivery. I'd love to see you at one of the upcoming shows and show you the comparison. And you can have a look at my new paintings and prints!.
Have a look at these two. Can YOU tell the difference?
I've recently seen some of my paintings AFTER they are in their new home.....framed and hanging on the wall. Sometimes it even surprises me......I glance at it and then all of a sudden realize that "hey, that's my painting!"
I especially enjoy when people send me photos of a piece (often a gift) with their new owners.
I sell most of my artwork in a white standard size mat that can easily be framed (11x14, 16x20). Places like Michaels and Home Sense have so many interesting frames. Others choose to have the art custom framed and matted. I can paint any size, but find it's helpful to most people to stick to these standard sizes.
Why don't I frame them for sale? Well, a couple of reasons.......
#1. Framing is a very personal choice and I would rather the customer choose the art that they love...on it's own.....and then find the frame that they love.
#2. I don't want to invest in the cost of framing. I would rather keep my painting prices lower....you're paying just for the artwork not the frame. The new owners can then choose to buy ready-made frames....or have it custom framed.
#3. I don't want to haul framed artwork around to shows. It takes up too much space, is heavy, and they are easily damaged.
But because of that, I don't often see my art framed. If you do have one of my paintings, please know that I would be very happy if you sent me a photo of it in it's new home!
What a difference a frame makes!