About My Worx
If you're a seasoned art collector or a new art lover, it is important to ask the artist how the painting you’re about to purchase was created. You want to be sure that you’re buying an Original hand painted piece and not a Canvas print or Reproduction. All my paintings are real and are done the old school way. It starts with a Blank canvas and is 100% hand painted from start to finish. My paintings are very detailed and time consuming. It takes between 2 Weeks - 5 Weeks to Complete a painting.
I post progress shots of my work on social media every now and then to give my followers an idea of the Process. When it comes to mediums, i always make sure that i use the best of the best to ensure long lasting beauty and value. I use Daler-Rowney and Winsor & Newton Acrylic paint. Acrylic paint are expected to have a longer life span than oil paintings, and are considered more resistant to aging. That is, they develop cracks less often than oil paintings and are more resistant to pressure. All my paintings are done on 100% Premium Cotton Canvas and are varnished once completely dry.
The varnish protects the painting from dust, UV rays and yellowing. It also adds a layer of shine that pulls the whole painting together and makes it look even more amazing, bringing out the gorgeous vibrancy of the colors. Every art piece I produce comes accompanied with a certificate of authenticity and is packaged and shipped with the utmost care.
Helpful tips when buying a Painting in 2023
To avoid the time consuming process of Real Authentic Art, more and more people are now using Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Photoshop to create art. Ai-generated art is made by entering a text prompt and allowing a computer to create an image based on the description. This can be done by anyone and takes seconds to create. Well, its okay to sell Ai or photoshopped art to someone if they are aware that they are buying Computer generated art, However, it immediately becomes a dishonest scheme if you tell a potential buyer its an Original painting.
Above is an Ai computer generated picture created by an unknown person.
This was created with a click of a button and took less than 10 seconds to create.
It can literally be done by anyone.
Above is one of my Original Paintings. It was done the old-school and traditional way. It is 100% hand painted with acrylic paint on canvas. This painting took about 4 Weeks to complete.
So what is an Original Painting ?
At its essence, an original painting is produced by an artist’s hand from start to finish. This definition excludes computer generated (Ai Art), Photoshop Art, Painting onto Photos, Canvas Prints, and other Reproductions. An original painting must be produced by hand, by the original authentic artist. Original works from the artists own hand are always more valuable and desirable and can be displayed in your home or office with pride.
Original art collecting can be fun and a great hobby to get the whole family involved in over the years. A great investment to bring warmth and color to your home, and if you buy from the right hard working, desirable and prolific artists, you can watch your investment grow while enjoying the art with friends and family on a daily basis.
The reasons why original art is more expensive than mass-produced pieces are mainly the huge amount of time and effort the artist spent to create the piece, its scarcity and the unique quality of an original artwork that a machine will never be able to imitate.
So how do i tell if a Painting is fake?
If the Artist cannot provide progress shots. If you never see behind the scene or (work in progress) photos on the artist's website or social media accounts, the work he/she creates is more than likely computer generated and then printed onto a canvas. Computer generated art printed on canvas is usually highly detailed and has a smooth feel to it with no texture or brush strokes. Some scam artist's even go to great lengths by adding real paint brush strokes on parts of the picture and varnish it to make it look like a real painting.
Always ask the artist how the painting you’re about to purchase was created. You want to be sure that you’re buying an Original 100% hand painted piece and not a Computer Generated or Photoshopped picture printed onto a canvas.
A few questions won’t hurt. Most artist's would be happy to answer. If you already purchased a painting from an artist and is not sure if the painting is real or fake, its best to get it examined by an expert or art dealer.