Thoughts About the Art Life
The weather here has not been favorable for plein air painting so I have been working from reference material gathered from my travels this fall. In painting this piece I remembered how dramatic the light was one morning when my friend and I were walking along the medieval streets near our hotel. I loved that experience and painting brought it all back...Art can evoke your senses and you can travel back in time...very inexpensively!
High Country Hike, Breckenridge Music Festival 2008 Poster
I was thrilled when I received a call from the gallery that sponsors the Breckenridge Music Festival's poster contest. My painting was selected for the 2008 poster! If you have been following my blogs you know that I have feelings about the current print market.How do I feel now that I am a part of a published poster? My opinions remain the same...A poster is just that...a poster.It is not the same as an original work of art. When comparing the original to the poster a lot is lost...the color isn't the same, etc. The poster is not in a limited edition, it isn't hand-pulled...it isn't a print.
The sales of this particular poster will benefit the music culture of Breckeridge, CO.That is the part I am excited about.
People do collect the posters from year to year. The value will be the poster, not the art.