July 16, 2007 at 6:34 AM
Can you get some money by selling it?
After going back to read your previous blog entry, I think I might now understand a little better why you post various scenic photos in your blog. I imagine photography serves as sort of a shorthand for drawing though it's no real substitute and can also be its own art form as well. I took photography more seriously a few years back I think in large part because of all that (and also for more utilitarian reasons, eg. family photos, etc.) though I'm not much for shooting landscapes. Sometimes, it does feel like a quick (or lazy) substitute for drawing :-p not that the process of shooting is not in some ways rewarding in and of itself.
But then again, I think my right hand (and arm) has gotten too stiff for drawing after spending the better part of 2 decades in front of computers -- I can hardly write anymore too. I suppose though that I could always re-train my right hand much like I'm trying to train my left hand for the violin as an adult beginner. Maybe that'll even help my bowing a little by adding more general, sustained fluidity to my right hand/arm motions.
Anyway, would love to see more...
When I first drew it, I sold the original to someone for $400. At the time, $400 sounded good to me, since I was hard on cash. However, George let me know he was upset about it, saying how it was his favorite, and he would have liked it on his own wall. So I drew another one exactly like the first one and gave it to him. I told him he could sell it for whatever price he liked, so when I entered it in the juried art show the following fall, he put a $2500 price tag on it. Being the most expensive piece of art at the show by far, it drew some attention. I learned from that experience that a price tag is capable of making quite a statement.
Long story short, this original is basically not for sale. Unless someone wants it for $2500. :) Prints run $45. Other originals usually sell for between $500 - $800.
Thank you all for the generous compliments. I feel supported and encouraged, and all geared up to tackle the next project. Thanks!
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