This evening I sorted through my art prints, and came across an envelope of "seconds" - prints from when I was still optimizing the color hues, saturation and the like. These prints are pretty, but not good enough to sell.
I really hate to just throw them away, so I decided to give them away to my readers.
Please keep in mind that these are NOT representative of the quality you will get if you purchase prints from me in my Etsy store! The prints in my store are very high quality, and I make sure that the print looks as close to the original painting as possible (...hence, I am giving these ones away for free!).
These "seconds" prints might be too light, or too low or high contrast, or a little off in the hue. I gave my kids a few of them to play with - my youngest loves lugging around 'his' print of "Meeting my Momma." I am sure the bite he took out of one corner was delicious.
Anyway, I'm going to do a give-away of 16 "seconds" prints, and you can use yours for a book mark, or whatever you choose. I will mail them in a regular envelope, not reinforced by cardboard.
Here are the prints I will be giving away (please scroll below the pictures for instructions):
I will be giving away 10 4x4 prints of this painting, minus the border. The prints turned out a little too light - the real painting as well as the prints I sell in my shop have much richer colors than these prints, but they are still pretty.
I will be giving away 1 5x7 print of this painting. It looks pretty, the hue is just a little off.
I will be giving away 1 5x7 print of this painting. The print is a tiny bit too dark, and there is minor speckling in the darker colors. The flaws are only visible if you look closely.
I will be giving away 1 5x7 print of this painting. The print looks fine, the hue is just a little off.
I will be giving away 3 5x7 prints of this painting. For some reason the printer set something wrong, so the colors came out WAY too saturated, which resulted in some red/green speckling in the face. The speckling is mostly just visible from up close.
So, now that you know what you are trying to win, here are a few ways how you can enter - please leave separate comments for each entry. The give-away will end in 10 days at midnight on October 27th.
1.) MANDATORY: follow my blog through Google Friend Connect. Leave a commenting that you follow, along with your screen name if it is different from your real name. (1 entry)
2.) "Like" my Facebook artist page and then come back here to let me know that you did. (1 entry)
3.) Check out my Etsy shop and then come back here and then leave a comment here to let me know which is your favorite painting or print. (1 entry)
4.) Purchase a print from my Etsy shop and then come back here and let me know about it. (8 entries)
5.) Leave a comment on this post about which of these prints you would like to win, and what you plan to do with it.
6.) Tell your friends about this give-away on Facebook, then tell me about it here (1 entry per day per person).
7.) Tell your friends about my Etsy shop on Facebook, then tell me about it here (2 entries per day per person)
8.) Get a friend to "like" or "follow" me, and leave a comment here who you recruited (1 entry per friend you recruited).
Have fun! I'll select 16 winning entries using random.com on October 28.