So- I'm getting some of my paintings reproduced as prints. I figured this process was going to be a snap; you know, get some good photos, send them off, print them out and- bingo! - you have prints! Then you hold them up and say, "Ta Da!!" Silly me.
|This image printed almost exactly like it's parent piece|
Some of the images printed out just about that simply, the colors reproduced beautifully and nearly exact to their originals. The big surprise for me however, was that the paintings I assumed would be the most striking as prints are not as eye catching as the ones I didn't think would look as good. I have so much to learn about this whole side of the art world!
|This print is considerably more orange in tone|
Surprisingly, there isn't a lot of information out there to guide one through this process. For example, did you know a giclee' print is another way of saying 'ink jet?' (Thank you, Q. for that tip!) As I have been looking at website after website of online printing companies, I find that the word giclee' seems to be an excuse for a whale of a lot more money than plain old ink jet.
Another side of this that I didn't realize would be an issue is my reaction to selling prints. I find myself worrying that my customers will be disappointed in them after they receive their purchases. What if someone hates their new picture?? Hmmm, silly, I know. But for some reason, happening.
As I travel this road of creating art, learning to write about what I'm doing and putting it all out for people to see (and hopefully buy), I realize I will probably still be going down new paths for a long time. The multi-faceted world of art is a new and changing place every day. No wonder people get addicted to it! Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day. Alice