Despite it being the month following Christmas and the Blizzard of 2016 which affected so many millions of American, I’m happy to report that I’ve seen some strong sales of my artwork this month and would like to thank my collectors from around world.
One of the things I really get excited about is seeing an image sell that has never sold before. It can take years for a individual image to find the right buyer, it it ever does. Sometimes an image speaks to a large portion of the public, other times its only a small portion of my audience that feels the same way as I do about a particular photograph or painting. Or its just as simple as the image not being seen by enough people yet.
Here is an image that is one of my personal favorites which found a home recently:
A buyer from Shreveport, LA. purchase a large 24×30 inch metal print of this steam train image. I had a lot of fun creating this composite fantasy image. The train was photographed at the Essex Steam Train in Essex, CT. Had to cut out the background around the train and add in some “steam” which I had photographed at the Montshire Science Museum in Norwich Vermont as well as mix in some cloud photographs I collect. The lighting effect and lens flare were added in with Adobe Photoshop and OnOn1 Perfect Effects.
I also offer this image for rights managed licencing via ArcAngel Images – maybe someday it will grace the cover of a novel. If you are a designer you can check it out here: http://www.arcangel.com/archive/-2U1HRGZ281D8.html
Here is a little before and after to show exactly how much work went into this concept:
This shot was taken a couple of summers ago when I was helping my parents clean out their house for a move to Florida. In between packing and trips to the dump, I managed to slip out and check out the Essex, CT which resulted in a number great photographs. Here are a few more from that summer:
I also had a couple other large print sales this month. These two were headed to the same customer in Beverly, Ohio and I think they are interestingly similar. Both have a theme of opening or a passage. It would be interesting to know why this composition spoke to them or even if they were aware of what attracted them to these pieces. For a spiritual person this might suggest a passage to the after life or maybe a journey from one stage of life to the next or perhaps its just a pretty picture.
The horse barn one has sold many times before and has appear in magazine articles, while the covered bridge shot sold for the very first time in this order.
Sold: 40.00″ x 30.00″ print of Horse Barn Sunset to a buyer from Beverly, OH.
Sold: 48.00″ x 32.00″ print of Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge Cornish New Hampshire to a buyer from Beverly, OH.
This sale inspired me add black and white versions of these photographs: