Sunday, May 3, 2009

This was my entry for the Petroleum Club purchase award. It is an Oil Painting 30"x36" BLUEBELLS AND PAINTBRUSH. Kinda gimmicky but I put this leather frame built by Dan Miller [see Dan's work through my blog on the Silver Sage Gallery]on the painting. If I had to do it over again I think I would have seperated the frame and painting with a liner of some sort. I was voted into the top 5 finalists. But. Lost out in the final judging by an artist from Cody. All was not lost though when a fellow approached me at the end of the show and bought the painting for his wife for Mothers Day.
I ended up having a great show.

I have decided to do Giclee prints of this painting. It will be my 4th Giclee print. The painting seems to be poular with a lot of folks. The giclee is 16"x20" image size and framed will be $250.00 signed and numbered with an edition of 50.


Judy Mackey said...

Congratulations for the sale and being in the top 5!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Happy painting,

sam said...

Thats great news Gary. You can really appreciate your attention to detail in the larger version, pleasure to follow your blog.

Peter Brown said...

Nice work Gary. I'd love to know how you decide which paintings are worthy of releasing as prints.

Gary Keimig said...

That is a tough one. This is the 4th Giclee I have put out and one I thought would be a run away has been pretty slow. Another last summer though it is too early to tell is still at 0 sales. I had a lot of really good comments on this painting and Indian Paintbrush being the Wyoming state flower is a favorite of everyone. Some years ago I put out a limited edition paper print[only 200]and it sold out in a years time. It had an old log with the flowers around it. I released another with an aspen log and have in 8 years sold maybe 50 or 60. So who knows?

Arti said...

Great painting, Gary..congrats for being in top5!

Gary Keimig said...

thanks Arti. It was a time consuming painting but I was even pretty happy with the way it came out. Not too often does that happen.