Thursday, January 17, 2008

I’ve done it! I did it! I’ve painted! I’ve painted an actual painting that wasn’t in my journal but on what is to me, expensive Montval Acrylic 185lb cold press paper! Ain’t it purdy! I know I have a LONG way to go and a GREAT deal to learn but it’s a start! I’m jumping in and taking risks. It felt good. Of course it all went wrong, especially with her skin but I learned a lot about what not to do! :D next time I should do much better, I hope :) I am hoping that one of my mentors will do a vid on how to shade because I really got hung up on that when it came to her face. I’m glad it’s over, it’s done!

Now I’m playing with the idea of putting it up for sale just to see what happens. Now stop laughing so bloody hard! I have to start somewhere. I thought it would be a good way to learn the process of selling before it becomes serious. I even called around to see how I could make prints of my paintings and find someone who could scan them. I settled on kinko’s. if I can buy myself a flash drive I can get the download for free and only pay the 99 cents to scan it instead of the $9.99 – 5.99 to burn it to cd. I caught hold of a printer, a man that runs a printing press. Well he was full of great advice that I plan to take. So when I called kinko’s back I knew better what I wanted and what I needed to ask. I feel better knowing my choices and how to take them :)


  1. WOW! It looks great! Looks like mr cupcake loves it too.
    I get my prints at Staples, and they always turn out looking great. Maybe different Staples have different machines, I'm not sure...but I like the one here.

  2. Hey, I didn't know you had a blog! Great. I had a bad experience with Kinko's but maybe yours is different. I get my prints at office deppot and I take my own paper that I buy at a paper store.

  3. I didn't know that you could get prints done at any of those. I was under the impression that you had to go to a printer that specializes in fine art prints. I was just about to call a local printer that specializes, I'm glad I read now that I can go to the other places. What is it about a flash drive?

  4. i called a printer. he referred me because as he said, they can do just as good a job and for much less. if nothing else you can go there to scan them and save them to your flash drive free. then take that to the printer if you wish. good luck :)