Limited Editions v. Signed and Numbered Fine Art Prints

Limited Editions v. Signed and Numbered Fine Art Prints The real value of Limited Editions? It is still a widely thought that ‘limited editions’ of fine art prints are worth more than signed and numbered ‘open edition’ prints. But is this actually true, and why, and does this extra perceived value have some justification? Or is there more to this than meets the eye? Background. Printmaking has an interesting history. The introduction of the printing word is comparatively recent. That was just a few hundred years ago. Books and documents written by hand could include illustrations. But they took a long time to produce and came into being one by one. Thank goodness that they invented the print

WEDNESDAYS JOB

WEDNESDAY’S JOB – part 1 … by Rachel Brown Administration – love it or hate it – it’s got to be done! And according to Colin’s strategy explained in previous blogs, it is an essential tool to being a successful artist. Deciding that his time was better spent DOING art, he recruited me to do the admin and I am writing this blog to outline the necessities. Rachel Brown – Secretary Outsource Assuming most creative people are right-brained, they tend not to be organized like left-brained people. So they end up in a mess, up to their ears in receipts and burning the midnight oil doing their tax return and completely stressed-out. Following a few simple steps could resolve this situation – and

WEDNESDAYS JOB

WEDNESDAY’S JOB – part 1 … by Rachel Brown Administration – love it or hate it – it’s got to be done!  And according to Colin’s strategy explained in previous blogs, it is an essential tool to being a successful artist.  Deciding that his time was better spent DOING art, he recruited me to do the admin and I am writing this blog to outline the necessities. Assuming most creative people are right-brained, they tend not to be organized like left-brained people.  So they end up in a mess, up to their ears in receipts and burning the midnight oil doing their tax return and completely stressed-out. Following a few simple steps could resolve this situation – and I promise you don’t have to be orga

Acrylic Paint for Artists

ARTIST'S ACRYLIC PAINT Rowney introduced Cryla Colour into the UK in 1963. That was the first time British artists could experiment with the new medium, artist's acrylic paints. Or so we are told, but not so! In fact another company called Spectrum had come along to the art college where I was a student a couple of years earlier. Spectrum provided tubs of the basic acrylic medium rather than finished paint in tubes. They intended to supply schools with the medium to be mixed with powder-colour paints. They had also seen another potential market for acrylics and wanted to find out if British artists would also use the system. And they asked our art college to see if a small group of six elite

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