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Reply #60 on: October 30, 2015, 04:06:36 AM
Annie, I just found these updates to your thread. I love your sawdust art! Sounds like great fun, too.
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Reply #61 on: October 30, 2015, 08:09:31 AM
Annie,

I love the whimsicalness of it.  Cute as is.

Glad you were able to put something together for the charity.

aloha

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Reply #62 on: November 02, 2015, 12:54:10 PM
make a pair, why not O0


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Reply #63 on: November 04, 2015, 03:15:54 AM
Can you provide your opinion on starting price for the sawdust painting (2 butterflies and tulip below), please? 

The person responsible for the auction likes it and wants to put it in.  She is asking what starting price she should put?  I think they put 50% of what they assess.

I almost said 'whatever people want to pay for, it is a charity', but I said I would check.

Material - less than $10
Skill - minimal
Creativity - some, according to Mea  :thankyou:
Artist - totally unknown
Time - cannot be taken into account, soooo slooow
Audience - unknow

1. Nolan, I listen to your lesson on pricing again, but is painting a naive style, with artist quality acrylic mixe with sawdust on a piece of spruce wood, art or craft?   This is neither flee market nor gallery, can I compare to a solo outdoor exhibit?

2.Would a certificate of authenticity help, or be silly?

3.Auction starting price? i.e. 50% of what it may be worth.

And no worry, I won't be offended even it you think it is worth nothing or $10  :thankyou:



« Last Edit: November 04, 2015, 03:19:59 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #64 on: November 04, 2015, 04:17:53 PM
Annie unfortunately there are too many variables to give you a price, you would need to look around your area.


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Reply #65 on: November 04, 2015, 08:00:53 PM
Hi Nolan,
I knew you would say that  :)   Thank you for replying.

It is just that I am completely clueless, and I was hoping for a range (however wide).   I know it is worth very little on the open market.  I have no comparison for charity auction.  People either pay way to much because they just want to contribute to the charity, or very little because nobody out-bit them.  Bottom line, any money is good for them.

I will say $50.  But next time I will take a different approach, I will tell that pricing is their problem not mine.

Thank you for taking time to reply.   Annie
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #66 on: November 05, 2015, 05:31:10 AM
I suggest a $100 value minimum. Let the bidding start at $50.
Cheers,
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Reply #67 on: November 05, 2015, 06:24:35 AM
Thank you so much Sharon.  You just validated what I was thinking, but being clueless I was afraid it would be too much. 

I was thrown into this in a premature way, I will hopefully be better by next year.

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #68 on: December 12, 2015, 06:03:52 AM
I finally heard from the Charity.  I received a generic email, althought addressed to me by name, saying thank you for your contibution.  I was a bit dissapointed by the lack of detail, but I guess it is like a gift and after given one does not ask any questions.

I am on my way California and cannot wait to escape the snow of the last few weeks.  I hope to do one of the December challenge when I return home before the end of the month... I have an idea but just a few days. 

The quality and the quantity if contributions are amazing, no idea how we will manage to vote.

Happy painting  :painting:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #69 on: December 13, 2015, 03:35:42 PM
safe journey :flight:


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Reply #70 on: December 14, 2015, 09:04:09 AM
Sounds like an awesome adventure.
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Reply #71 on: December 15, 2015, 01:02:37 PM
I'm sorry the charity didn't send you a more respectful letter with details about the sale of your art. I've had a couple of nonprofits that didn't even send me a thank you letter afterwards - doubt I'll be donating to them in the future! Where in California are you headed and for how long? If it's in Northern California we should meet up!
Cheers,
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Reply #72 on: December 21, 2015, 06:29:47 AM
Thank you Sharon for your kind words.  Lifts my spirits and I love reading 'your art' as in 'Annie's art'. It feels good.

I am sorry for my delayed reply. I will PM you.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 07:21:59 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #73 on: January 27, 2016, 06:37:27 AM
I was surprised that someone else wanted to buy my poppies (current avatar, maybe time to put it down). 

She was disappointed, said the image really "spoke to her". I did not offer to try do another similar painting because I don't know if I can, and would look totally insecure.  Independently, maybe I should try to make a copy without telling her.

She accepted a giclee copy.  Is it okay to have the giclee the same size as the original since it is mine?  and do I just make an annotation on the back?

Thanks for your advise.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #74 on: January 28, 2016, 06:02:54 AM
As long as you haven't sold your rights you can make the giclee any size you like!  :heeha:

You can sign the back and make a notation that it is an authentic copy of the original work, also add a number if you are only producing limited copies.
Hope this helps a bit.
Cheers, Val

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