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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Roy 26" x 18" Oil

Roy is finished! I like it. It has turned out very high key because I started on a very light ground of wet paint and couldn't get the darks very dark. I really enjoyed painting on a wet surface and will do so again, but I think I shall start darker next time, a mid tone probably, not unlike pastels on a toned paper.
I have been worrying lately about pricing, in the present economic climate. It is very tempting to put prices down, alongside houses and cars, etc, all the luxury items really, but buying artwork, I think, is something very low on the list for most people. I have decided, though, that to put my prices down would be unfair to those customers who have paid a lot of money for one of my works. I would be interested to know what you think about this issue?
If you would like to purchase this painting for 300 GBP please email me.


Pattie Wall said...

Hi Sharon! I love the mood you put into this one of Roy. Very nice! And in my mind I am experiencing the same dilemma on the pricing. I don't want to devalue my work just to sell it either. I think we shall ride out this storm, paintbrushes in hand, painting on. I think of the inventory I will have as, I continue to grow and learn with each one I do.

michael mikolon said...

Hey, this painting turned out great. I love the high key stuff. Hope to see you do more of it, because this is one of my favorite paintings.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for your nice words about my watercolors.I absolutely love the different tones in your painting, it creates such a strong and attractive atmosphere, drawing you into the image. I've linked your blog on mine, I hope you don't mind. Thanks again for your words, they mean a lot to me.

Dianne Mize said...

Sharon, Roy's portrait ended just as wonderful as it began. And to my sensibility, the high key adds to the freshness of the piece. What got my attention with this work is the spontaneous deliberateness with which you dove into it and made it happen.

About pricing, I think we're all in the same boat, but I'm not sure how wise it is to drop prices for reasons you mentioned.

Dave King said...

Incredible how much more subtle the modelling is when the image is viewed large. A resounding success, I think. Nice to hear that you are pleased with it.

Peggi Habets said...

I found your blog via Deb Ross's and am enjoying your artwork a good deal. This painting is very nice, soft--gives a gentle feel to the man. Your painting "Asleep" is very stunning, deserving of the award.

Susan Carlin said...

I really like the light/shadow on Roy's face in this painting, Sharon. Lovely.