Hot off the presses!

Laura packaging prints on a sunny afternoon...

Hello dear friends~

Do you remember the great “debate” I had several weeks ago regarding prints or originals? Well after much thought and research I decided to take the plunge and make the investment in prints. Often what people don’t realize is the time and effort that goes into making a quality giclee print. I certainly didn’t so I thought I would share my experience with you. Since I am not a commercial photographer I chose to have my work professionally photographed (at least for the large pieces-smaller work can be scanned). This is a little bit of an investment but SO worth it! I then worked on having the image color corrected to match the colors to the original work. This took some time as I tend to be a little “picky pants” about my colors. Luckily for me I had the help of the  ever patient and fabulous Robert Wilkinson whom I know from ACGOW. “Wilkie” as he is most well known not only provides AMAZING print services he is an innovative photographer. I was lucky enough to see some of his new work while at his studio and cannot wait until he has it ready for his upcoming show in January.

I am BEYOND thrilled with the results of these prints and cannot wait to share them with you! They are printed on luxurious heavy 100% rag fine art paper (so divine for a paper snob like me) using the highest quality inks available, meaning the color will last provided they are not exposed to direct sunlight over time. It was hard choosing which paintings to have printed but I narrowed it down to 9 of my favorites and had two of each printed. I am a REALLY excited (and a little nervous) to see how they are received after investing so much time and effort into creating them (they still feel a little tender to me). If they do well I will put some in my Etsy shop but until then they will be available for sale only at The Artists’ Cooperative of Westerly as well as my Holiday Open Studio, Friday December 10th 5:30-9pm & Saturday, December 11th 10am-4:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Cheery Smiles,

Laura


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