Thursday, September 04, 2008

Color Correction

Never say never. I stated to anyone who'd listen that I wouldn't turn my "real art" into giclee reproductions. Well, this piece is extremely popular and these are difficult times. As soon as I begrudgingly caved (to convincing pressure), I received three orders.

thoroughbred racing artMile and a Sixteen (and change) oil on eighteen 12" square canvas panels

The piece depicts an entire horse race from start to finish. For a more detailed description of my thought process, click here. I've spent the last couple of days "color correcting" which I must say is becoming easier now that EVERYTHING is going digital - however it's still a daunting task.

But I did get out tonight to attend the opening reception of the Ocala transplant Bobby Goldsboro painting exhibit at the Marion Cultural Alliance. Remember him? He had a string of hits during the 60's, most notably the tear jerker "Honey". I spoke to him a bit through the throngs - he's quite witty and interesting and I was surprised to learn that he's only been painting for a couple of years.

Money doesn't talk, it swears. - Bob Dylan


Anonymous said...

Ah, those words " never " and " always " make a liar out of us as soon as we say them.
That's why I say, " You always never know ".

If songwriters couldn't sell more than the original recording, we'd all be deprived of music.
This is a way to share your art, not diminish it, and get some royalties at the same time.

Sounds like a photo finish to me.

Seeing the fragmented pieces of the start to finish adds to the thrill of the race.

Good for you.

Sharon Crute said...

Bonnie: as a lover of quotes, aphorisms and other snappy sayings, I adore this:

" You always never know ".

I may use that sometime but I promise to attribute credit.

I understand and appreciate your thoughts, but I'm still not sure about reproducing everything I create. It's ink, not paint. Sometimes it just doesn't feel respectful to myself or my process.