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ohdobuckup Mon 03-Feb-14 19:03:44

Following on from another thread about wedding gift ideas, a friend of mine is an artist whose small paintings of couple on a beach have proved popular as wedding gifts.

These are mostly small paintings priced from £40 -£150, with a couple walking together on beach, or flying a kite which is made of a heart or two joining together in the sky. The colour scheme is bluey grey, and they look lovely.

If you are getting married , would a romantic painting (not a portrait) representing the start of your life together be of interest?

With so many couples setting up home before marriage and usually having all the kit a house needs, do you think a larger painting as a gift from a number of friends would be a popular idea? They could sign the back or the mount in front

I'm really just thinking out loud on his behalf, seeing if there is a market for bigger paintings at a higher price as a major gift as well as a smaller one..any thoughts gratefully appreciated, thanks

OwlCapone Mon 03-Feb-14 19:05:22

No, I wouldn't. Art is a very personal thing and very much dependent on taste.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 03-Feb-14 19:10:57

I tend to agree with Owl. A voucher for a small gallery or print studio would interest me, a picture not to my taste would end up in the attic and be a complete waste of money.

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Mon 03-Feb-14 19:15:03

I would like it - sounds nice.
I have received a lot of art in the past as gifts. It's not all my taste but I have grown to like them as they remind me of the gift giver.

ohdobuckup Mon 03-Feb-14 19:15:12

Yes, I agree,it will depend totally on the couple liking the style, and it won't be for everyone, but just looking at it as a possible business opportunity really.

Quinteszilla Mon 03-Feb-14 19:21:46

No I wouldn't, it sounds like something there is 13 of in a dozen.

I want art that "speaks to me" as otherwise it is just a "picture", or might as well just be a poster.

I am sure they are pretty, but I would be careful of calling it "art" if he is churning out identikit paintings.

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