LUNCH original by Colin Ruffell



'LUNCH' the original painting. I had a spell painting small still life originals at a rate of one a day. This is a typical example. First set up the objects, then paint them, then eat them. It is a funny old life being an artist.'  CR

‘LUNCH’ the original painting by Colin Ruffell

Original acrylic on canvas painting.
6″ x 8″ [15cm x 20cm]

‘LUNCH is one of the paintings that I created a while ago when I had a spell of painting a new painting every day.  Most of the new pictures were small canvases like this. Some were traditional still-life arrangements set up in my studio. Others were painted ‘en plein aire’ or out on site. This interesting challenge lasted a few months and produced a number of failures and successes.’ CR

About originals.

Original paintings are one-off works of art.

Individual originals can be part of a series where the artist is following a theme and creating a lasting body of work.

The artist may use the unique original image to create a portfolio of prints, or licence the image for other use such as cards or calendars.

The original painting, also know as the ‘master’, can become highly prized as it gets more licensed exposure.

The value of original paintings is determined by gallery or auction sales, and can grow as the artist matures, and after the artists death.

The status of original work is usually influenced by exhibitions, gallery shows, publisher promotion, and online exposure.

Art lovers who collect original paintings should insure the work for the replacement cost to avoid insurance company quibbles.

Original paintings will usually last for many generations and purchase records etc should be obtained and kept with the artwork where possible.

Collectors and patrons who buy direct from the artist should make sure that their correct details are saved in the artists records.


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