Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank you Everyone!!

I am overwhelmed with the generous response and awesome advise to my dilemma which is no longer such.I have decided to push the prints or giclees because I don't want to take more time from painting other subjects and my kids [including making a bunny for my daughter she's been asking for every day since Easter]  

Thank you so much.  Your support and advise on art and on life is priceless. 

Super Cyber Group HUGS!


this is Sadie 6x8 oil on RayMar for ASAP

15 comments:

L.Holm said...

Glad you worked it out! Knew you would! Big hugs back.

dominique eichi said...

good for you , HUGS AND KISSES !.............. great sweet dog .

Michelle Burnett said...

The print/giclee does sound like the best option. Beautiful dog portrait. Can't wait to see a the bunny painting!

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila,
Another great painting-- great expression!

I woke up last night with one more thought on this: many collectors are put off by duplicated paintings-- they like to beliee they have 'the one and only'. That alone (and that you don't want to!) can be a good reason NOT to make the same painting over and over.

I liked Dominique's idea of trying to work a split arrangement with the shelter. You obviously could use the income, and if they could help provide that while taking a cut themselves, that could be a win-win. It also gives you more incentive to keep volunteering your services.

Definitely try and get them to handle the print end (ad the running around), and get some price quotes. In my experience, Giclees can be quite expensive to set up and the prints themselves may run as much as you are currently charging for an original. I've never found a way to make them cost effective. There are other, less expensive options, though.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Good for you dear Sheila.
And R is right. He is always right. R is smart.People like to think that they have the one and only..

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila, I left some more information after your return comment on my blog.

Rebecca said...

These last 2 pieces are terrific. Sorry I missed that last posting in time to offer advice. Yes I do agree about the giclees. Of course the real important learning thing here is to figure out how to set your boundaries in general when working with charities. I have had many great experiences donating my talents and yet every now and then a project will go in an unexpected direction and you end up thinking what have I gotten myself into? Check out the Art Biz Coach's blog for tips about working with charities. She is a smart cookie.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

It's always best to remember family first!

christine said...

Sheila, this is an awesome painting! I love the happy expression and energetic brush strokes.

Edward Burton said...

Good choice with the prints, Sheila. Very sweet portrait. Looking forward to seeing the bunnies.

Pavel Jakubec said...

great job.

edgar cabrera said...

I love this dog's smile!

Christine's Arts said...

I love Sadie, she has the cutest personality.

Dominic Philibert said...

Beautiful one!!!!!!!!!

Gwen Bell said...

I just had to smile when I saw this. Love the expression. It's the only ONLY dogs get...that "I know something you don't but don't you just love me?"

So glad you made your decision on the "copies"