I am donating a piece of artwork to charity and they require an art appraisal in order to issue me a tax receipt. I have an artists friend and gallery owner who may be able to do the appraisal for me but I need a good blank appraisal form to provide him with. Does anyone know where to find good sample art appraisal forms? I did a quick search and havn't really found anything yet. I am looking for something with the appropriate categories that we can simply fill in.
Added by Wendy Johnson on April 4, 2012 at 4:07am —
A gallery that I show in is closing down due to the economic times. Bummer!!!!!! The owner emailed all the artists saying that she will be opening an E-Gallery instead and that we could still show with her through that. Only she is raising her commission from 40% to 45%. No Thank You!!!! Can't believe she would have the nerve to ask for more money when she is offering less as a gallery. Oh well, this will motivate me to approach some other galleries. There is one in particular I have had in… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on July 30, 2010 at 11:04pm —
Well, I am starting to think that if you can't beat'em, join'em. I have seen so many prints on canvas (Giclees) in home decor stores that are along the same style of artwork as mine, only they are selling for a fraction of the price and done with mocked up texture. Does the average home owner really care if they have an original piece of artwork? I think not, nor can they afford it. There seems to be such a disconnect between artist and the purchasing public. I am not the type of artists that… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on April 22, 2010 at 1:50am —
Finally finished a painting I started a little while ago.
The concept was fine, but just not interesting enough.
Click on images to enlarge… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on April 11, 2010 at 6:44am —
This piece was originally inspired during our Picasso challenge, his was more angular and I went for the circles instead, however the background and monochrome nature of the painting was motivated by Picasso's painting. The first photo is Picasso's painting that I used as reference and then mine below. Obviously, I am not trying to mimic his but I do love the look of it. He has managed to capture an energy that mine lacks. I am… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on March 6, 2010 at 3:30am —
I recently entered a very hard to get into and prestigious juried art show in the city I live. Applicants come from all over the province to apply. I submitted my painting that we did here for the Rauschenberg challenge and it got accepted.....whoo hooooo!!!!! I was so thrilled to be in the show and wasn't sure at all that I would be because my piece is double sided which makes it complicated to hang and it has a religious tone to it. So now it is hanging in the City Hall Gallery for a month… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on February 2, 2010 at 8:17am —
Thoughts on the artists' plight
Time of reflection
So damn revealing
Such a compulsion
An endless calling
Oh, what a great madness!
Added by Wendy Johnson on January 16, 2010 at 6:39pm —
This past weekend Robert and I did a show at his gallery "Evoked Emotions". We had a great time and there was an excellent flow of people all day. Thanks for inviting me to be part of the show this year Robert. Site member Janet Stevens also came by for a visit, was so nice to finally meet you Janet.…
Added by Wendy Johnson on December 2, 2009 at 11:48am —
Just got back from our friends cottage this weekend ( Bancroft, Ontario), every year we go up for Thanksgiving. It is so peaceful up there and we just stuff ourselves all weekend. The guys play golf and the women go arting. Can you spot the beaver in one of these shots?…
Added by Wendy Johnson on October 14, 2009 at 5:08am —
As the morning sun rises and shines on my cup of coffee, here is a little creative thought for the day,
"At whatever stage you are in your art, it's necessary , always, to improvise. Improvisational painting is the dance of the subconscious mind, the… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on August 16, 2009 at 12:00am —
An interesting study on sucess as measured by the abilitly to delay gratification (marshmallow eating).
Added by Wendy Johnson on August 12, 2009 at 1:00am —
We went to the local farmer's market (in Ontario, Canada) to support the area growers. I know it is just a bunch of pictures of vegetables and fruit but I have always found it interesting to go to markets especially when we are visiting other countries. I love to see what produce and other goodies are available in that country. So I thought I would give you a quick peek at ours. See anything you like?…
Added by Wendy Johnson on August 10, 2009 at 7:30am —
This was a large arts and crafts festival that was up north a ways from where I live (Ontario, Canada). Nice country side along the way up there. Robert was showing in this show and it just so happens to be the same town that my Mother lives in. The women that Robert is talking to in one of the pics is my Mom. We had a great day and there was soooo much to see.…
Added by Wendy Johnson on August 4, 2009 at 5:30am —
The front of the painting is titled "Train Wreck" and the back is title "The Right Track"
Added by Wendy Johnson on June 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Here is a funny little take on that question (the sound is a little off but funny none the… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on April 8, 2009 at 4:00pm —
After a couple people here put childhood photos up as their profile pictures, I thought that it would be neat if we all did it, even for just a little while. After all we are all kids at heart. So come on dig into those old family photos and lets have a walk down memory lane together :)
Added by Wendy Johnson on April 3, 2009 at 4:08am —
I love to read poetry and enjoy writting a few lines of it myself . I am trying to learn more about it, ie poetry form, symbolism etc. Wondering if anyone can recommend some favorite poets or poems to help me really sink my teeth in. Or perhaps you have written some poetry of your own you would like to share. One of my favorite poems is "A Dust of Snow" by Robert Frost:
The way a crow
Shook down on a me
The dust of snow from a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
Added by Wendy Johnson on February 9, 2009 at 1:17am —