Inspired by something I saw recently at an art exhibition,
prompted by a conversation with my friend Tikarma about the art in painting being the art of illusion
and remembering what my friend Carole said to me a long time ago –
“Draw what you see David”
Availability of Paintings
I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.
I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.
I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.
I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.
I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.
So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be –
1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.
2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.
3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –
A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.
B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.
So that is the deal