Today John and I went to Bobcaygeon and ordered prints of my paintings! We visited Lara at Spitting Images in Bobcaygeon and she was very helpful.
They do fine art prints on paper as well as printing the image on canvas and stretching it so there were quite a few options. I will be doing a limited edition of each print in order maintain the integrity and uniqueness of my work. People who have purchased originals have appreciated the fact that they own an item that can’t be bought anywhere else in the world. As an artist and a lover of art I recognize not everyone can afford an original piece. To find a compromise I have settled on producing fine art prints of some of my work in order to allow potential customers a lower priced alternative.
I have done four different paintings of apple blossoms that were displayed as a series during my exhibition at The Lindsay Gallery. I decided to have these reproduced on canvas at half their original size. The final product will be 12″ x 12″ stretched canvas.
I’ve also ordered some fine art cards featuring my artwork – some are 6″ square and some are 5″X7″ – depending on the original painting.
The order should be ready in 2 – 3 weeks and in the meantime I’m exploring pricing and options for an online shop. I know of Etsy and Meylah – I’d love to hear from artists about their experience with their online shops. What works for you and what doesn’t? Can you recommend a platform? I appreciate any advice and guidance you have!
Shortly I will have limited edition prints available of this painting!