04/07/2005: "My Prints have Arrived"
Well, I went and picked up my Giclee prints this afternoon during lunch and they look fantastic. There is such a wonderful, almost 3-d aspect to them, you can see every ridge, every brush mark, and they did an excellent job of matching the colors. I ordered them a little bigger than I actually was thinking in my head so I think I'll get a smaller edition done as well...they'd be more affordable. But I've shown them to a couple people who've seen the originals and they were really impressed by the reproduction quality.
I got the prints made of the "Rain Country" exhibit from awhile back. I've already had 3 requests for the piece "Relics, 1917" and came to realize that's the only one I never had scanned. It sold to a local woman though, so maybe she'll loan it back to me.
I had to take out *another* cash advance on my credit card to pay for them, they cost a lot to have them done this way, on high quality archival paper and all, but in the end I think it was worth it. I didn't order very many because I'm not sure they will sell. Even if they don't sell, having the prints is nice because the paintings are long gone, and as it has become clear from the "Process or Artifact" post, I have some separation anxiety issues when it comes to my work.