I had a very interesting comment from Lizzie on my earlier post about collecting Original Prints (that is, traditional printmaking methods) on how many artists on etsy are so reasonably priced,
which is my opinion as well...... there is a lot of fantastic work out there, for really, what amounts to small money..... a linocut print for the same amount as a coffee and bun in Starbucks! Really!
Lizzie also mentions though, that a lot of the work is very scruffy.... and yes, what is with that?? If you want to sell something, surely it needs to be clean and straight? And why such "yaaawn" boring descriptions on the prints....... selling over the net, makes for a very non personal sale, I always assumed that's why art is difficult to sell on the internet, we buy art with our hearts, not our minds..... so sometimes the esty connections seem a wee bit girlie, but that is us, "making friends in the new sandbox" isn't it? Lets make a list of our favorite printmakers to buy, please send your suggestions and we can put together a guide for the buying and collecting of original prints!! Does not have to be etsy of course! If you click on the image above, I have linked it to a group I belong to on Flickr..../ lots of great artists to contact there for purchases!