This week I have added a new page to the site showing my Dad’s “Linocut” Prints. They are ink prints made from carvings in linoleum mounted on a wood block. While we have prints that he made as well as some original carvings, the photos on the page actually came from slides that he made in about 1982. Some of the photos have spots for that reason. The spots are not on the actual prints. Rather than getting professional photos of them yet, I enjoyed working with the photos that he took, straightening, cropping, and brightening them.
Another change to the site is I’ve created a page listing all of the originals that are for sale with their prices. The link to it is in the sidebar to the right. The Pricing page, which lists prices for giclee prints of different sizes is also now in the sidebar.
I also reduced the prices for giclee prints in hopes that I’d actually sell something. If you were considering buying a print, check out the new prices and see if it’s more in your budget.
Peggy will be showing at the SquidFoo art Gallery in Springfield, MO for the month of September, beginning with the First Friday Art Walk on September 2nd. The theme for the show is “Robot Revolution” and while Peggy was intended to be a mannequin, she is an animated mannequin, which would then make her something like a robot, right?
My Dad didn’t like telling people what his paintings meant, he just wanted them to figure it out on their own, which for me is often impossible. But I think I get the drift with the mannequins. His first painting of a mannequin was called “Portrait of Jane Doe Representing the Oppressed Majority Called Womanhood” (click the title to see a photo of it. I don’t have access to that painting). I think he carries that theme on with all of the mannequins. In other words Peggy is a woman who follows what society tells her to do, no matter how oppressing. We are programmed to do what “girls should do”…etc, etc. He could have explained it so much better than I can. So my point is, she’s like a robot, kindof.
The only expert on the meanings of Jerry’s art was himself, so my interpretation is by no means correct. If you have an opinion, please feel free to write it in the comments.
Link to SquidFoo Art Gallery: http://www.squidfoo.com/
I’ve added a few things to the site this week.
Most of the paintings now have their sizes listed in their title. The remaining ones without sizes listed will have to wait two weeks until I can get to them to measure them.
I’ve also created a “Pricing” page which lists the prices of prints of specific sizes on either canvas or paper. It doesn’t include all of the sizes possible for all of the paintings because some paintings are odd sizes and will have to be figured later. But the page will make it easier to get a basic idea of the cost of sizes close to what I’ve listed.
I also ordered business cards this week…just before I realized I put the accent mark on the wrong “e” in Giclée! Oh well, I guess that can be explained to whomever I give the card to.
To the right of this page in the sidebar you can see a new link called “What is a Giclee Print?”. It links to another site which gives a good explaination of what it is, how it’s done, and why it’s better.
Eventually, I will put up photos of his linoleum carving prints. They’re not quite ready yet.
I also have a few other paintings that haven’t been up on the site and I’d like to know if you think anyone would like to see them.