Reproductions and prints:
Folk who produce paintings and drawings will understand that The Model, the creative philosophy we promote talks about creating and selling prints of their work, this is something which enables your work to continue giving to you long after the original has sold, but it is not just paintings that can be sold as prints. Images of sculptures can also be used to make you more money.
Several years ago I was involved in a collaboration with the British Fine Artist, Brett Neal. He encouraged me to paint one of his Beadle in Boots sculptures and so in 2015, I spent a summer between June to October on the beach in Whitstable, Kent, every day painting ‘The Whitstable Dog’.
I was selling a range of prints off of a wall and the dog being painted engaged people in conversation; often dog lovers, but also art lovers and all different kinds of people in between. As Summer drew to an end the dog itself was put up for auction using eBay and achieved a good price I was happy with.
The following year, passers-by were still asking me about the dog, so I produced a print which they could buy. The print enabled them to own something they had seen created and it gave me some extra cash. The Whitstable Dog print continues to sell from time to time.