Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gormleys Art Auction Current Work on Auction

I have three paintings in the auction online with Gormleys Art Auctions, which will end on Nov 1st. If you would like to see them follow the link. I am currently painting between 20 to 30 works a year and these are of a high quality. So feel free to browse the auction for my work or maybe even bid. I feel sure that my work is equal to most out there and that you will not be disappointed. I am endeavouring to produce a body of quality art that will hopefully appreciate in value for all my collectors. I don't mass produce lesser quality paintings of similar subject matter and hope that will stand to upholding the value of my art. Thanks for your interest in my art. Jim

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Under the Oaks -- New Painting October

The above is the latest painting I have just completed, titled "Under the Oaks". Please feel free to comment on it here, and enjoy it. Please excuse the photo which is a little faded in saturation on the left due to my poor photography skills, lack of proper light, but the painting is even in tone in reality.

I am selling three paintings this month through Gormleys Art auctions which you will be able to view shortly. The paintings are in the affordable art auction which is online from Tuesday 18th until auction day November 1st. Please feel free to view them and maybe even bid!! Thanks Jim

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paintings of Ireland -- Irish Landscape Art

This is a commission work which I have just finished, posted as always for your enjoyment. This is North Tipperary, and is titled Knockalough from Ballyboy and Gortnaskehe. This is a view of the north side. Here is a view of the south side. Knockalough hill is 1400 feet high and the other names are the townlands outside of Upperchurch village, which is the nearest population centre to this place. All of this landscape lies approx. 10 miles west of the major town of Thurles. In this area a few years ago, maybe 10 or so, one of the locals lived to 108 years of age, and was active until his last months. He was able to read without glasses and gardened well into his second century. Where he lived was to the right of this scene in the hills in the background. Anyway - short post , enjoy - and if you want to keep up with my blog and art progress, why not subscribe via a link to the right. Thanks Jim

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Art Collecting - What to know about collecting art...

Many people who like art but are not artists themselves may be interested in learning something more about collecting art. However, there are so many different types of art that it is almost impossible for them to figure out what to decide upon. What is good value? What will be worth investing in....? Basically there are four steps in the progress of all artists who become widely famous and sought after. Here I will run through them briefly. I might hopefully be at step one. Most artists never get beyond one or two of these steps.

Four stages in the development of a Great Artist and Investing Tips.

1. Recognition by the Artists Peers.

The first step is recognition by other artists, that the artist is above average in technical ability when compared to the majority of artists. Some artists manage to skip this step by being well-known to start from another walk of life, but it will mean that they will not stand the test of time, as in beyond their lifetimes, in terms of being a "great" artist.

2. Critics begin to explain the Artists motivations to a wider audience.

This is the step where the artist can begin to increase prices of the work, if this occurs while they are still alive!! and begins to garner a wider audience. Buying artists work in the hope of a profit at this stage is the best time in their career, but is risky. If it pays off, it will be well worth it.

3. Art dealers becoming interested in the Artists work

This is an important step forward and means a secure future for the artist. Dealers will buy typically at wholesale prices to sell on for a profit. Buying from them will not result in a profit for the investor in the short term. It is better to have found the artist before this stage takes off, as in step 2. However, there-in lies the difficulty. Who will make it to step 3?

4.The wider public recognise the greatness of the Artist.

The final step, and one that is usually achieved when a large body of good work has been created. Most artists will never reach this step. At this level prices will be out of reach for most investors.

Anyway - hope you enjoyed this brief article. I will write more about this topic soon, as there is a lot more to know about art collecting. Jim

Gormleys Art Auction

I have 3 paintings in Gormleys Art Auction - visit to see them when they are posted in the next few days. I am posting them here too.