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This is a watercolour painting using Artist Colours on Bockingford 200 Ib watercolour paper. Painted in June 2015.
All paintings are signed front and back, with possible additional handwritten info on the back, dated. It's simpler to send them 'as is', carefully rolled within a transparent polythene cover, by sturdy tube, tracked. Shipping is currently included in the price of the painting.
Pay to PayPal via Etsy. You don't need a PayPal account to do this. I'll send off the painting within 3 to 5 days, but contact you as soon as your order comes in.
Doing it through Etsy is for your security and mine, as well as that they're already on there.
If you see a painting here that isn't sold and it isn't on Etsy, it means I've either forgotten or haven't got around to uploading it yet. Feel free to remind me.
Keep in touch, and I’ll keep you posted, no pun intended. Any questions, queries, just ask.
I price each painting according to the amount of detail/time spent on it, not size as such.
It's probably worth pointing out, and I'm sure many have, that galleries ask for up to 50 p/c on artwork. This is generally reflected in the mark-up/selling price. They have their overheads to cover too. Online savings are reflected in the prices. But you already knew that, right?
A gallery’s art online, if not all, stays the same price as it is on their walls, meaning they'll still take up to 50 p/c from the artist on each painting sold, even if it isn’t taking up any gallery space yet.
Some even have the artist pay for frames in advance, to be refunded later when sold. Some don’t tell artists what their terms are in advance either (the artist should be grateful they were accepted), and resent being asked. The artist may even find the gallery has reneged on representation.
Some gallery websites, generally ‘big name’, will suggest the artist contact them on a later, such as the beginning of the month in a few months time, or even 6 months, citing current busyness or whatever, then ignore the artist when they contact them. I suspect they find this amusing. If business is good, what do they care? There’s more where he or she came from. Any attempt at a complaint will sound like ‘sour grapes’ in any case.
This is why having an agent or/and independent online outlets can be so important. Some artists won’t deal with galleries any more (not me) because they’ve either taken weeks, sometimes months to pay, or procrastinate almost indefinitely, even to the point of pretending they haven’t seen or don’t recognise the artist (As the saying goes, always get the receipt).
I kid thee not; Money from sold paintings will accumulate more interest the longer it sits in the gallery’s account until they pay up.
If the gallery buys them from the artist outright–and
I've sold hundreds of paintings to galleries over the years, rather than pay for exhibitions (I’ve been included in exhibitions)–the ‘mark-up’ is up to the gallery.
This is why you'll see paintings like these, and, often less skilful I have to say, at 3 or 4 times the price, if not more.
But don't get me wrong. Most galleries are perfectly reputable.
If the artist becomes well known, they night sell them on for 10 times what they paid for or more (as can you) for some paintings. I’ve had paintings and prints sell at auction for substantially more than I sold them for, but that’s the nature of the business so far.
Hi Folks... and to all you other artists and entrepreneurs too.
Good to meet y'all. Hopefully, by the time you're reading this I'll have a far better idea of how this site works. Otherwise... I have a pretty good notion of what I'm doing. I'll add a paintings or three most days for the next few months or so, unless I manage to get them up in a matter of weeks. I'll also intersperse that with up to date paintings as I go along.
I've only quite recently moved into portraiture, though I did the occasional one over the years, along with figurative. My main focus at the moment is David Bowie and associated subjects, such as people he's played with, influenced etc.- and been influenced by (such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich).
But as I've always had a love of landscape, I'll very likely alternate this with landscape paintings, and the occasional street scene too; plus portraits of other subjects - rock stars and favourite movie stars to literary ad philosophical giants, composers, comedians ... whatever appeals to me.
I have quite specific tastes, likes and dislikes like anyone else, for which reason there are certain subjects I won't paint, specifically some of the aforementioned, however famous or revered they may be by many. I mention this to forestall any disappointment.
Otherwise, I'm open to commissions for landscapes, figurative ... Oh and I like to paint abstracts too; I forgot to mention that. Remarks that will, mostly, short of getting hit by a truck, become redundant as the weeks go by as I upload more artwork.
I should offer up some remarks on painting itself, but I still feel I've a long way to go. Suffice it to say I often like to imbue a certain 'other-worldly' quality to my paintings when I can, similar to some of the music I like to listen to while working. Sibelius, Bruckner, Kancheli come to mind.
At other times I'll paint in a far more visceral way, and the music I listen to reflects that. And as watercolour magician Bernhard Vogel once wrote - and I'm paraphrasing - a painting shouldn't be simply a reflection of life or the world, but should add something more.
I'm not quite sure what he meant! I've rarely understood artist-speak, but sometimes I feel I understand exactly what he meant during moments of painting (and writing). It could be what the Graeco-Armenian magus, Gurdjieff meant by expressing the quality of one's essence in a work.
July 4th, 2015
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