All of my art prints for sale are signed, limited edition prints.
Here's how that works:
I paint a picture with my own two hands using watercolor paint on watercolor paper. That's the original. I take that original painting, scan it, bring it up on my computer, and print copies using a professional series, large format printer. Each of these copies is referred to as a "print."
Once a print pops out of my printer, I hand sign it and place a number on it. You will see the number formatted like this: 23/300. The first number refers to the number of the print itself. The second number is the total number of prints I will make of this particular painting. So if it says 300, then that means I will only make 300 prints available to purchase, and then that's it.
Ain't no mo' of those.
Hence the term, "limited edition."
When I make a limited edition print, I make it in the exact same size as the original watercolor painting. Doing so ensures that nothing is cropped or stretched and that your print is as close to the original as it can be. This is why you do not see the same image available for sale as a limited edition print in various sizes.
I use premium ink and quality fine art paper for each print. The paper is acid- and lignin- free, which just means your art print will resist yellowing and fading for generations to come.
Selling my work as limited edition prints makes it more collectible. Mostly though, it holds me accountable to creating new work. It spurs me on to paint something fresh, try something different.
Several of my Ole Miss and Mississippi State prints are dangerously close right now to reaching the maximum number in their respective editions. Since Ole Miss and State are currently on top in the world of college football (YAHOO!!), I thought I'd give you a heads up.
I am on number 182/200 in this print of the Junction at State...
I'm on number 254/300 in this one of Colonel Reb inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium...
And there are only 20 left of this one of the Grove at Ole Miss...
Going into this weekend, Ole Miss is ranked #3 and Mississippi State is ranked #1 in the nation. Number ONE y'all!! It's crazy, because if you're a fan of either team, you know this doesn't happen very often. Really, this doesn't even come close to happening very often. Not to sound overly negative, but Ole Miss and State do a lot of losing. Personally, I've seen Ole Miss lose time and time again (and I love 'em anyway, duh!) at home, on the road, in the blazing heat, and the freezing cold. In seven overtimes. In the spitting rain at 6 months pregnant on a cold, metal bench with an aching back in the fourth quarter with less than two minutes to go, thank you very much Johnny Manziel and the Aggies of 2012... And don't even get me started on last year when I took my baby to Starkville on that frigid night of his very first Thanksgiving bundled in red and blue and three pairs of fleece pajamas...
Anyways, to be fair I've seen some great wins too.
But nothing like this. So far, this year has been special, for both teams.
Who knows how long this will last? Mississippi State is off this weekend so the magic will continue at least another week for them. Ole Miss could lose tomorrow and blow it for the rest of the season.
Man oh man, I hope not. Surely not?! But I'm telling you, ya just never know.
I do know this, some of my limited edition art prints are close to the end, and Christmas is coming. So if you want one, snag it soon!