27.7.12

'Sheep May Safely Graze'


'Sheep May Safely Graze' 21" x 11"  (53cm x 28 cm)



We think we have found 'our' cottage. Second viewing is tomorrow. We dare not let ourselves love it too much (though I fear we already do) as it is right at the top of our not-yet-confirmed  mortgage and my artistic low income may be a sticking point with the Powers that Be. 

So I am painting properly again, to try to earn a few pennies towards some bricks and mortar. I have found somewhere which can scan my large artworks. I have found an affordable (genuine)  giclee prints - a Fine Art Trade Guild Accredited Printer, so I will soon be able to offer top quality prints at good prices - for instance, a large A2 sized painting printed on mould made Hahnemuhle paper for around 30 - 35 UK pounds at the stated size plus postage and packing.







The archival UV resistant inks should last for 100 plus years and every large print will come with a certificate of authenticity.  So for everyone who has emailed or commented that they would like a copy of the 'White Hare Hill' artwork - watch this space!


21 comments:

ellen said...

I am so anxious for you both!
I'll be sending all of the positive energy I can muster.
I think I see a painting in my future.
Love to you.

Lorna said...

Good times will come for you. Love the plans!

Jill said...

I do hope everything works out with your new home, fingers highly crossed.

Laurel said...

Wishing you very good luck!

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Wishing you luck of the Irish. You have painted "Tree Sheep" in Irish brogue three does sound like tree too. Joan

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Fingers ....and everything else crossed! x

Merisi in Vienna said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed until you have found the right home! Good luck,
Merisi

little Z... said...

I love this piece!! And good luck with the house...

rachel said...

Fingers crossed for you - such a familiar feeling! Keep us posted, won't you. x

Shona said...

Redcliffe have produced excellent prints when I've used them before - so I wish you all the best with these and I'm sure they'll fly out when they're released!

x

Trailshome said...

Oh, all the good wishes in the world, that you're able to get your new home and settle in happily. Love the sheep too! May all your dreams come true!

janet said...

So excited for you two!!!!!!

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Jee said...

.Do hope it all goes well for you. The prints sound interesting - looking forward to seeing more paintings.

Frances said...

Gretel, I have a very strong feeling that the cottage will soon be your home. A very strong feeling!

Having prints made from your beautiful watercolor landscapes is a fine idea. It will allow even more folks to share a rather special part of the world and a very special talent.

The luminous sky and greens of the grazing sheep pictures encourage very long and enjoyable gazing. xo

Jeri Landers said...

I do hope you get your peaceful cottage. The mixture of anxiety and anticipation upon waiting for an answer is nerve wracking.
The colors in "Sheep May safely Graze" are just marvelous! I wish you hundreds of sales. May the keys to the cottage be yours.

frayedattheedge said...

Fingers, toes and eyes are still firmly crossed for your cottage purchase!!
I shall be (hopefully) at the front of the queue for a print!!

Caroline B said...

How exciting - fingers crossed for you!
I hope the sheep will be available as a print - just wonderful!

Tonia said...

Everything crossable is crossed - good luck!

Isabelle said...

Oh, so sorry to read about Mouse. We love our cats so much - I can just imagine how you feel.

My fingers are also crossed for your house.

Yarrow said...

I'm so glad you're back to painting again as I love your work soooo much. When I lost my horse a few years ago, it was painting that saved my sanity.

I'm keeping everything crossed for you with the house and hoping that you don't get too stressed.

Take care.xxx

Keith said...

Love that painting.