Thursday, January 13, 2011

HAPPY New Year!

Friends, Happy New Year to you! They say the first 12 days is an indication of how the rest of your year will be. (If your first 12 days were not the way you wanted them to be, just start today!)
Above are some of the paintings that were selected by the card company. The first two images are obvious how they would be used on a card. The last image they want to use for borders on invitations or by picking out areas for background. A lot of my florals were selected as well amongst some landscapes. Hopefully, soon I will have a link so that you can see all of the cards! Also, we are going to offer change of address cards/stationary for the clients that have commissioned their home portraits. The painting of their home will be on the card with their new address. I have learned a lot in the last few days about licensing one's artwork. Still, not enough to be an expert. Did you know that there are licensing conventions were artists and companies wanting artwork meet?
I have no idea what my next painting will be. We have been to the Turks and Caicos which was amazingly beautiful, but for a painting it would be the aqua paint right out of the tube for the water and then cerulean blue to ultramarine for the sky. Since Valentine's Day is coming up and I could not resist the very bright hot pink roses at the grocery store or the gorgeous white with red tips that my husband brought home, maybe I will paint those. Next post I will put a few Turks photos up. You will think they are postcards.
Have a great week!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Licensing your artwork?

has anyone out there licensed their artwork? A local greeting card company wants to use some of my artwork and asked how/what I would charge. If anyone knows anything about licensing your artwork, i would love to hear from you. I have learned some on the internet, but, have not found actual rates/fees, etc. I am sure there is a wide range, but, right now I have no idea.

thanks so much.