So, like many other artists, I do get some scam emails, purporting to be interested buyers from overseas. It is a common problem. These scams are very clever and you need to be very alert to the issue.
SO when I received an email, from a company I had never heard of, my antennae were up! Several emails later it materialises they are genuine. A company in the US who like my ‘designs’ as seen on social media, instagram in particular.
They explained that they look for particular designs that will work as textiles for their niche clothing business.
First issue? Once we had narrowed down which painting (design?) might work could I send over a 20MB mixed image? I should say we had already discussed what the renumeration would be should the image work on textile. 20 MB image ? No I cannot. I take all my final images of my work with my iPhone (approx. 2MB file) and am virtually always very happy with the result. To achieve a 20MB image would require the right equipment, the original image not behind glass and the painting still to be in my possession! Long story short we identified an image still in my studio on the easel and a husband with the right equipment .
So this is where we are at. Image sent and forwarded onto the textile manufacturer to see if it translates. And of course the colour mutates thanks to different equipment and software.
The reason for telling you all of this? Do keep a good quality photo of each painting you produce and, if possible, and if you do see your work on textiles, try and take large format files.
I cannot show you the said image ( I’m superstitious 😀) but if it goes further I will ! The attached image is a ‘snippet’ of the larger painting.