"Print or original?
To those reading, I am an artist so I appreciate originals and the creation thereof. I am also the mother of four children, who will one day soon need braces, and cars, and college tuition. A couple years ago my daughters modeled for Anna in their ballet attire. It was a fun for them to have that experience. I work primarily outdoors en plein air, so a portrait studio was something entirely new! My girls had a million questions, which Anna answered patiently, and thus becoming an outstanding role model for my girls. The resulting paintings were so beautiful. I was delighted to buy giclee prints. The thought of the originals stayed in the back of my mind, but conflicted with the reality of the cost of raising my children! The prints were outstanding! They were... Perfect. How could the original be that much better? Now the proud owner of one of those originals, I will happily say, the original is somehow exponentially more beautiful. It is luminous and brilliant in a way the perfect print was not."
- Juliana Crownover (Sunnyvale, TX)
"Sharing Secrets" (2014) - 20x16 - oil on mounted linen - Private Collection