Signing and dating prints
The Trump administration is considering a drastic change in the way federal government grants and other benefits are set aside specifically for minority groups and women.
When the president signed a budget bill on Friday that will fund the government through the end of September, he laid out a case in writing for why he will in effect ignore some parts of it on constitutional grounds.
Petapixel did a fun satirical article on this recently. From web images to print – First lets remember that classy branding on an image generally adds value. This night HDR of the Seattle skyline shows an example of how I mark images for gallery and print exhibitions while keeping them classy. But I probably have slaved more than most on this and I’ve come to a place where I have an understanding of my brand and of art presentation. I sell all my portraits and my fine art using the approaches I’m about to discuss. If the marking/branding you use distracts from the image you’re trying to show you’ve already failed.
How often do you buy a book without the authors name on the front? If you bought a Ferrari would you want it without the emblem? I hand sign my best pieces, as we’ll talk about below. While this is very subdued, people do look at signatures and names. This whole topic is fraught with debate and uncertainty. I’m always refining ideas however and will update this post accordingly in the future. A case in point is big watermarks plastered across images.
This month the Making A Mark Poll is about signing artwork.
I've also created a new resources for artists website - How to sign a painting and other fine art - which is providing to be very popular.
by Gavin Seim Updated 11/12: If your name is not on your work, you’re missing out. The truth is, selling images is not about just having passion, it’s about business.
Certain artists (eg Dali) are well known for having done this in the past and this has now undermined the secondary market for their prints.
Finding love is a challenging quest even in your home country.
Dating internationally will either make it more so or raise the chance to finally get the partner you've been looking for all along.
Worse yet, if someone really wants to remove the watermark they still can. I don’t want huge files, but this is not 1995 and I want images large enough to be seen and look amazing on a screen.
As a rule large watermarks across image should not be used. In particular some would argue that complete proof galleries for wedding etc need watermarks. Though that said, I usually don’t do it for reasons I just mentioned. My preference is always to have people come to my gallery, viewing my large format hand signed wall portraits in person. If you want to see this in practice, you can see my sites via my homepage.