Updated: Dec 15, 2019

I am talking about how we are inundated with prints.I mean Giclee on paper, giclee on canvas. Mechanically produced "art". Will it hold it's value? Is this a concern to you? There is plenty of God awful "original" work running the streets. I admit, I'd rather have a poster of a Sargent, Bellows, Park, Sorolla, Matisse, Van Gogh, Klimt, Nolde, Hartley, Mondrian, Modigliani, Porter, Morandi, Mitchell, Pollack, Albers, Picasso, Hopper, Kent, Soyer, Diebenkorn, Homer,   .  .  .  you get the idea, than "an original piece of shit".

You can acquire posters of master works for a relatively small price, $20 to $30. What I'm griping about are sites like One Kings Lane that offer giclees listed as "art" when actually they are over priced mechanically produced prints. INK ON PAPER. Prices like $2000, $1400, $675! If the frame is going to cost more than the work then at least search out an artist and buy an original work! I've had a big company make prints of my cosmetic works, but come on. When mass produced and depending on size they shouldn't cost more $5 to $100.

And I get it. You may have champagne taste on a beer budget. I know I do. But I look, I research, I have worked to seek out artists I admire and I have been able to acquire some original pieces that I love and believe they will hold their value for under $100. You say "But I have a big space to fill." Try a salon style hanging of small works. It can make as big of an impact as one larger work.

And I want to add a self promotion plug. Visit my Etsy shop por favor. I am much more than how the galleries have "cornered" me. I can't stay in one place and not grow! I list all my hard won from the heart work there. I may not be known for some of the "isms" I explore but it's every bit as important to me as any work that I've placed with a gallery. And it's only original one of a kind work.

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Melissa Shelly

March 5, 2019 at 9:15 AM

I LOVE ALL YOUR WORK. Wonky, wonderful woman!!


June 5, 2019 at 8:20 AM

Great colors, and I love the composition-- always a weak spot for me, especially in still lifes. Since I am on The East Coast and unable to take an irl workshop with, I look forward to taking an online one soon. (Missed out on the shapes of the head one!)


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