Any words of advice?  A prominent local art gallery owner is visiting us tonight for a glass of wine and to see how we've hung some purchases in our home.  His companion knows that I've been painting.  I am sure they are going to look at some of my work and I just don't feel ready to be critiqued.  I am quite nervous about what they might say could affect my spirit and freedom of expression.  I keep hoping that I can take what they may say with a grain of salt.  I suspect that I will be very sensitive about this because of how personal each painting is to me. 

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Comment by Adrienne Zinn on January 29, 2013 at 10:01pm

Have you ever considered making professional canvas copies of your work to either keep for yourself or to sell instead of selling the original?  Here in Atlanta there are some places where you can take your work, they will scan it with a high quality special scanner, and then print it on canvas and stretch it on wood.  It isn't too expensive either.  I haven't done it yet, but I plan to go see them soon to find out more about it.  You can also do this online if you take a good enough, high resolution photo of your work.  

Have you tried Jerry's Artarama?  I just found out that Jerry's and AWS Express are the same company!  I just ordered a new easel from Jerry's.  I hope I like it.  It's a wood H-frame easel.  The one I've been using is a little too flimsy for the 1" bigger canvases.  

Comment by Wanda Sue Bailey on January 29, 2013 at 10:16pm

I've inquired about but never followed thru with finding a place to get copies.  I do have two nice copies of large paintings my daughter painted years ago.  That place is no longer in business.  They put them on a Linen like surface and it gave one of them a vintage look which I wanted.  I was very pleased with both.  Walgreens makes a huge print but it would have to be a really good quality picture.  It comes on a canvas like surface with  picture covering the sides and ready to hang.  It was about $75 for 16 x 20, I'm thinking.  

Comment by Adrienne Zinn on November 8, 2015 at 4:52am

Just looking over my profile page and realize how much time has passed since I joined!  

I no longer have the anxiety of entering shows.  I've been so fortunate to have had many pieces accepted at the local artist's center gallery.  And this coming week, I've been invited to show and offer for sale several of my small pieces including the Tiny House series of flowers and plants.  I've already sold one limited edition signed giclee print on canvas of a Tiny.  I am dumbfounded at how involved I've become in painting.  It's a wonderful chapter in my life!

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