The digital sketches of my Cat-of-the-Day blog mostly only exist in electronic form – I have printed cards, I have a couple of collections featuring in calendars for next year and I have printed and framed a few, but on the whole I’ve never seen them other than on a screen. So I am rather excited about this huge print that I have just had delivered.
For a drawing for which I have no ‘original’ to sell, since it is all created on a digital screen, this elevates the picture to – not an original – but to a rather nice covetable object. Of course this sort of thing might also inspire the wrath of an artist who actually paints on canvas, the potential customer may actually be confused as to what is original and what is not, and to some extent I have sympathy with this objection. However, this isn’t just a print of a painting which exists somewhere else, this is a print of a ‘painting’ which has no physical existence anywhere. Is it real? well it’s not the original because in a ‘real’ sense that doesn’t exist, but it’s a real object. And so I am very pleased to say that I shall be offering some of the digital prints for sale in this format. Enquiries welcome!
The drawing is ‘To Layde Bay and back, with Steve and Tow-Floats‘… and is an imagined view of a swim I did a couple of weeks ago: this is the way home, back under the Pier at Clevedon. And yes, the sea was rather hilly that day.