Monday, April 13, 2009
Question for my blog friends who paint with oil...
"Big Boy" is another subject for my ASAP . [Art Saving Animals Project] He's oil on 6x8 RayMar. I apologize about the glare because he was wet when I took the picture.
So the SPCA has told me for the third or fourth time they want to officially launch the project these week.
The contact person asked me if I could paint duplicates of a couple of paintings that are already sold [remember all the money from sales goes directly to the shelter] because a couple people were interested in buying Bingo and Kayla.
I told her I wasn't exactly a Xerox machine (nicely and not sarcastically) and if I could try different poses and colors. She was hoping I could get it as close as the original.
So my question.... I don't know if I can do this. Any suggestions on how I should approach this request? I don't even know if I recall what colors I used. Pretty bad huh?
Oh and another thing.. when I do these donation pieces, I do them with enthusiasm. When she asks me to duplicate my painting, the spark on painting something new is gone and I think it will actually feel like work.
What do you think of either asking for a portion of the sale price on duplicates or asking her to have potential buyers of duplicates referred to me? I don't want to bite the hand that's giving me free publicity....