There have been lots of discussions and ideas centering around how to get prints of this painting to the people.
Printing them myself, and mailing them, has, in the past, been a Herculean effort. They often arrive damaged, and bulk printing is the way to get an economical price break, but I would have no idea of the demand. Even if I get that right, 3 or 4 people could want them after we run out, and they would have to be printed at premium price.
The best way to do this is for me to send a digital print ready file and you can have it printed at a Staples, or somewhere similar.
An 18×24 print, on their heaviest stock paper, is $17.99. Photo paper is $14.99.
If you request a file it can stay as is, or you can customize it with a quote of your choosing. (Example – “Talent Returned To God.”)
I want to send these to you for free, but I am getting guff from people, who shall remain nameless, for that decision.
So, this is my compromise. Everyone who has sent us a paypal gift in 2021 will receive a file at the email they use for paypal.
Anyone who has not rattled the gift jar this year, and requests a file, please send a gift (any amount) to our paypal -email@example.com- and let me know in the notes if you want a tagline included on the art.
Also, you can bid for the original painting. Opening bid is $150, Joe6Pak, and the bidding will end tomorrow, the 25th, at 4PM ET.
16×20. Acrylic on canvas.
I’ve included the screenshot from the night he received the Medal of Freedom.
That is the look I sought to capture. His bravery, the honor, the gravitas, was palpable.