I always like to share my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletters after subscribers have had a chance to see it and all the offers have expired. This is my winter 2022-2023 Newsletter, and the main special is framed original artwork.
Photographing and displaying my framed original artwork
Unless you join me at an exhibit or personal show you don’t get to see my original artwork in its frame. Photographing original artwork is really complicated and tedious because of the glass, but over last year I took every chance I could to photograph my framed originals so I could add those photos to my posts here on Portraits of Animals.
This post includes many paintings that may be familiar and some that I’ve never had on my website! They are all on sale at 25% off until February 28, 2023.
Each image on this page links to the post to read more about the painting. Feel free to click back and forth, and remember that your discount code is ORIGINALART25 to give you 25% off the original painting through February 28, 2023.
Scroll down for more information between each image.
My original art can be hard to find on this site, and sometimes that’s what people come here to look for. So once or twice a year I offer a discount on a selection of original artwork, be that seasonal or themed in some way.
This time it’s framed original artwork. I don’t always frame artwork right away because I don’t have a lot of wall space to hang it or even a lot of storage space where it can be kept from damage; keeping the artwork safe while I wait for a reason to frame it—an exhibit or a sale—is much easier and safer.
But I’ve been participating in art exhibits for the past couple of years, for the first time in almost a decade, and that’s always a good reason to frame artwork right away. Paintings are often purchased from the exhibits, and sometimes they come home and then go right back out to another exhibit so not as much worry about storage.
So I have much more framed artwork on hand and now, during the slower time of the year for exhibits, I think it’s a great opportunity to offer it with a discount. That’s one of the reasons I’m limiting the sale to January 31—I have exhibits already in February and March, and vendor shows and other exhibits coming up through the year.
It’s awkward to put a piece in a show and have someone purchase it from my website. Shows may last three weeks or three months and most often the work has to be for sale. If it’s at a show but someone wants to buy it from my website, I can’t guarantee it’s coming back.
And because I’ve been able to photograph nearly all the originals in their frames at these events I can add that to the galleries so you can see what the finished piece will look like, which I haven’t been able to do before.
You may have never seen some of these paintings before now. I’ve had them included in my pages of historic solo exhibits, and often those images had been in other shows as well.
A few needed to be reframed from damage or wear, or I just didn’t like the framing I’d used. I didn’t have the chance until recently to work my way back through my artwork and get them up here for you to see.
The pencil sketch below has been hanging in my house since 1998 but I had a really hard time getting a photo or scan of the sketch so I just enjoyed it on my own. But now with a new scanner and better camera use, I decided the presentation was clear enough to list this sketch of a storm coming in on Lake Erie.
For the longest time I had planned to reframe the painting below because the painting is dark and the frame is dark and maybe it’s all too dark. But I tried out other frames and colors with it and it ends up I really like it this way, I think the frame captures the feeling of the image.
I framed “Avoiding the Photographer” in time for the exhibit at North Hills Art Center, so this one is on hold for now.
Below, I reframed “Emerging Spring” from the matte black frame and white mat to a light barnwood frame and a blue-gray mat, and I like it so much better than what I’d had. I guess I still need to photograph it. I’ll get the framed version up as soon as possible.
Purchasing and shipping
You can take advantage of the 25% discount by using the code ORIGINALART25 until February 28, 2023.
That discount is only good on the paintings on this page. That’s because they are framed and I have packaging on hand for shipping, so it’s really efficient all around.
Shipping, handling and taxes are included in the price. Shipping costs vary between $25 and $50 depending on the size of the painting. If you are local and want to pick up your purchase, please let me know and I’ll give you a discount code to subtract the shipping from the cost of the artwork, or I will refund it to you later.
Here’s the whole set of paintings in one place
Might be easier to browse this way!
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