NEW LINE OF PRINTS AND GICLEES
So far this year I have finished four new paintings. They were all 24×36 or larger. Oils on Masonite. These paintings are special for two reasons. They are launching the last phase of my career, and that is that at least 90% of the paintings I will do in the future are my personal art, no art directing or company telling me what to paint. I am “following my nose”, as an old saying goes. I have many ideas and some of these ideas I have wanted to paint for over 15 years. Now I am doing them. The other reason I am doing these paintings is that I am giving them 100% of my ability. Over the years I was always painting against a deadline and had to do the best I could given the amount of time I had to do them in…and there were some paintings I did that were done at about 50% of my ability….deadlines can be killers!!! Some friends of mine tell me that I am semi retired….LOL, well if that is the case, I am working harder and longer than I have done in the past fifteen years and I am enjoying it more than ever. I have finally gotten the time to make prints of three of the four new paintings.
The prints shown are all signed numbered and limited edition. The editions of each of these prints are 250 only at this size I am offering now. I WILL NOT be offering these images at smaller or larger sizes, or even un-numbered prints. This is the size and the price is $80 each. This will not change.
At the bottom of these prints, there will be a title called ”PERSONAL WORKS” followed by the title of that particular print (title of the painting). If the prints of a particular painting is in a series, then a third title will appear at the bottom of the print, indicating the series title and the order of this painting in the series (example Places of Power Series: Print 1 of 7). Two of these prints I am releasing today are in a new series titled, PLACES OF POWER. I am doing seven paintings in that series.
There may be a very special limited edition or 25 each of these paintings, this will be a SPECIAL GICLEE SERIES. I am still working all the bugs out on this special series, we are also filming the process and will post it on this website. Each of these paintings below will be reproduced at the original size, on Masonite. I cut each piece of Masonite to size, just like I do for each original painting, then I gesso or prime each piece, again, just like I do for each painting. Then I take a special color corrected file to Nashville and print the image file on the gessoed Masonite. This is a CMYK process and the inks they use are oil based, plus UV coated for protection against sunlight. Then I take each print back to the studio and coat it again with a nice varnish to bring out the colors and values, in the darks and lights, even more in line with the original painting. When I get this process “mastered” I will offer these very special prints of all three of these paintings… again there will only be 25 of each painting and they will sell at $1,000 each, or $1,400 framed. These will have to be ordered in advance. This is as close to the original as I can make. There will not be any white area around the print for titles, these will be exactly like my painting and must be framed like an original oil painting. I will hand number them and sign each, at the bottom of the image, in oils. I will also paint over some places on the print in oils (remark).
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