Thursday, April 17, 2008

selling prints vs originals

lemons on violet, 9" x 12" oil on stretched canvas in a thin metal frame, ready to hang and signed on the front $150.00 framed includes US shipping email me if you would like it unframed $125.00 or as a 9" by 12" print $35.00

Prints vs. Originals -

there seems to be quite a bit of hype lately about artists selling prints of their work. some people think it is ok, others do not. personally i think in the economic times we are in, artists need to make some money where they see fit and selling prints as opposed to the originals is more economical for the customer, but are we selling ourselves out by selling cheaper versions of the original? i am not sure either way...although i am looking into places that can make prints of my work, i just haven't decided if this is the way to go.

so, do you sell prints of your work? why or why not? if so, please pass on some information about where you have prints made and if you think it is the way to go. if you post a reply and link back to my blog on your blog, let me know and i will add your link here.

hummmm.... i am curious, how many artists are doing prints of their work and how they are selling in relationship to their originals.