Art Prints, Reproductions, Original Artwork
Rolling Fields – Digital Painting – 2004
There are many reasons for buying art. My own feeling is that one should buy work that speaks to you. One of the ways of knowing is if the work stands the test of time. The above piece is such a work for me.
As an artist, one of the ways I know a piece is as good as what I originally think, is whether it continues to grow on me – whether I look at it with joy when I come back to it.
Though occasionally one finds a piece which just completely mesmerizes – it is probably the exception rather than the rule.
As a purchaser, one will probably not want to take months or years to decide, but most of the time one can come back to the work at another time and see if it evokes the same response.
Whatever one chooses to live with – requires this kind of test. Even if one is on a budget buying poster art, we go through some of this process -even though the work can be changed and/or removed without much guilt. Actually, I change my walls several times a year because I have a lot more art than walls to put it on.
To me – I would always prefer to have original art over a reproduction though I own both. Something original and possibly unique is more special – possibly, because a lithograph, serigraph, or etching is original but not necessarily unique.
Outhouse studios offers a new alternative such as above – it is what I see as the modern day lithograph – the work is created on the computer and each archival giclée print is an original.
- Toronto Sun – Lifestyles – Up against the walls
Choose artwork which evokes positive emotions
- How to Select Art for Your Home
Excerpt from artist Lynne Taetzsch’s website
- Rediff.com – Business
Art as an investment – to the point of taking out loans