Archive for October, 2014

Artist, Please sign your work on the painting itself

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I have sold art for many years. I cannot stress enough how important it is for an ARTIST TO SIGN THEIR WORK ON THE FRONT OF THE PAINTING and here is why. Recently I was talking with a lovely young woman who had been hired in a framing shop. She was informing me how I could mount an ORIGINAL PAINTING on a mat board simply by using a PERMANENT GLUE—–the second incident involved a professional framer
placing TRANSFER TAPE OVER THE SIGNATURE OF THE ARTIST, WHO HAS SIGNED HIS PAINTING ON THE BACK. It was a wonderful painting by an artist I am especially fond of. The painting was forever altered (drove me bonkers and I totally lost me cool). In many cases, the signature is as important as the work. —-olRoff

Some thoughts

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

II have collected folk art for at least 45 years, I have bought and sold it for at least 35 years—-owned a gallery from 1984 to Dec 31, 2012. I believe signature on the front of the painting where it can be seen when the painting is framed is very important. I believe the story behind the artist and the painting is very important, and I believe each painting should have a name.—olRoff


Saturday, October 4th, 2014

A couple of my paintings are too boring—going to change them a bit today I have been awake since 4:30AM—just realizing the path I will be taking—-I always want to be a true folk artist. I am learning and will be combining some of the techniques of a few of the folk art masters. As you see my paintings, you will see how those gone before me left their mark on me! I never truly expect to be very good at it but world, I am going to give it my best shot!–olRoff