The Sacred Heart Icon featured here, a commissioned icon, was completed in 16" x 20" size on a traditional board.
Above is a recent order of 5" x 7" flat cards. The white matte, covering the print on the left below, was a specialty request. The cost for these? Printer charges plus my 30% mark up, credit card / transaction fees, tax, shipping and handling extra.
Future Images. How That All Works.
More about the business side of the artistic process.
Over the years, a number of requests for matching Sacred Heart / Immaculate Heart art reproductions, for example, have been received although an actual commission to complete the painted pair has not been received.
This is a quandary. Why?
In order to accommodate requests for reproductions, a painter must have that painting in their collection.
Meaning this. Paintings that have already been completed are available for reproduction purposes. Paintings not in in the artist's repertoire cannot be reproduced.
When a request comes in where the inquirer states that he or she "absolutely loves" my work and then proceeds to ask me to paint a complicated image so that a print or reproduction rights might be had, well, that doesn't work.
It costs me something in the way of expertise, much time set aside and materials to move these projects forward. A gratuitous effort can be worthwhile on occasion, but not as a rule.
Some of the standard , although faithful to the cause, are also dated in one way or another. See below. I suppose that it is time to get a set into my collection.
Check back in 2022. I'm working on a set, in fact, a trio of hearts.
"...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." St Paul
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