The On-line Shop (see previous posts), offering a selection of smaller works by Dave Pearson has been a success - selling considerably more work in the pre-Christmas period than we had expected.
But one surprise was that the prints - the etchings and drypoints that make up two of the seven categories on sale - didn't sell better than they did. I hoped that they would do well on-line, in part because they can be viewed quite well on a screen. This is in contrast to the paintings where, inevitably, the details of the brushwork get lost. Below are details of four example prints:
Admittedly they have to be sold at a price that covers the printing costs, because unlike the other work which is simply in storage at the studio, we have to ask the master printer Alan Birch to create new editions for us, and cover his costs.
So we're trying out a new idea - which is to join the January sales, and reduce the price of each print by £100! It will be interesting to see if this results in selling some of these wonderful artworks. They are all in verified limited editions, and once sold this won't be repeated.
The Calendar Customs series of etchings are particularly amazing, full of detail from Dave's exhaustive researches into English customs. They are very attractive and absolutely crammed with minute detail:
The Dave Pearson On-line Shop website is at www.dspearsonshop.co.uk