START OF A PAINTING - #914
From the Artist Studio - the Serial
Click the small images above for larger pictures of the close-ups. On the phone, the three last are close-ups.
Start of a Painting - #914
From the serial 'The Artist Studio.'
Sorry, this painting is sold, but you can get it as Open Edition, Museum Quality Print.
The Artist Studio belong to our contemporary classical mythology.
START OF A PAINTING is the fourth painting in the serial "The Artist Studio."
The serial started as an homage to the atmosphere of my old studios, or any artist studio for that sake.
In this painting, the balance is no longer in the figurative or in the topic, it's solely an abstract solution to the image.
It's still the painting in the painting, but it's no longer about that motive, but a solution to the difference between a worked through painting and an unfinished sketch. In other words, the picture is frozen in time as the final artwork include this unfished painting within the final work.
Painted with Corel Painter and Wacom Cintiq Pro.
Original size 8000 x 5333 pixels
This painting is sold, not as a Limited Edition, but as only one piece artwork as per request of the collector (the same goes for another painting in this serial).
Even if the artwork already is sold, it's available as prints in an 'Open Edition' (not numbered) of the same quality as the 1/1 edition.
Start of a Painting - #914 - Digital Painting
Original size 8000 x 5333 pixels
Total number of artworks: 1/1
Price USD 7,928.00 - SOLD
Open Edition - The Original Digital Artwork is of the same quality as Limited Edition artworks, Signed with signature and marked as Open Edition. But as said, the quality is the same - why shouldn't it?
Just compare it with a vinyl music album. If the record is signed by the musician, it's worth more - still, the sound quality when you play the album is the same even if a signed record is worth more.
The open edition is under the same Creative Commons license as a limited edition artwork, so use it, share it, My simple philosophy is that everyone should be able to have real art of the best quality,
Buy 'Start of a Painting', Open ESdition, for only 100 USD:
If you search online for the difference between a Limited Edition and Open Edition, what you find will most likely be about prints. Well, that is the classical difference before digital tools for artists came along.
In digital works, the digital file is the real original artwork, and you can transfer this artwork to print on paper, print on metal, to tiles, wallpaper, t-shirt, or basically whatever form you prefer your artwork in.
As the name 'Limited Edition' suggests, only a limited number of artworks can be made available for purchase. If the limited edition is limited to 8, then as soon as these 8 are sold, one will not be able to buy that option any longer. The exclusive nature of a limited edition print effectively raises its value and, therefore, its price.
It's easy to confirm that the best print option is Gilcée museum quality art print, but first, you have to ask yourself how you want to display your new acquired artwork?
Do you want it as a high-quality print on the wall, or do you want it transferred to tiles for an outside wall or on the bathroom, as wallpaper to cover a full wall, or is art on a t-shirt your thing - or all options at the same time? There are many opportunities when you get a digital-based artwork - use your imagination, you got the licence to use it.
Even if you want the high-quality print to hang on your wall, maybe you don't need to order it from Saatchi Art, or from me. At Saatchi the transport is 'included', but let's be honest - it's still you who pay for it.
You can, of course, order the Giclée print directly from me, and I send the file to my excellent printer person in Oslo, Norway - who then again send it to you. But then it depends on where you live, what is the cost of the carrier if there are taxes involved or others.
I don't say that you should not order a print, but it's correct to have all the facts on the table before one makes one's decision.
The other option is to get the original artfile itself. Then you get a link and can download it as soon as I have put my signature on it, numbered the limited edition file, and fill in your name and date of purchase on the authenticity certificate.
Then you can go to a local printer and save the cost of a carrier, and even help the environment by excluding standard shipping.
If you need more information on how to get your artwork printed locally, I will, of course, give you the best advise, and even upload the file to your preferred printer.