Monday, November 24, 2008

Outsourcing

The outsourcing of American doesn't belong solely to the manufacturers of this country. It effects artists as well. Just go into most homes you'll find lithographs printed in China or Taiwan, or an "original" painting done from production line painters from these country's and that're pretty darn good at what they do. Certainly good enough for the average home buyer to consider especially when the cost is a few dollars compared to what good full time artists here in America need to charge in order to survive.
What artists are to do to compete is a big question.

2 comments:

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

that's a though one...

artist victoria o'neill said...

Hello there, I love your paintings, especially the florida and mountain paintings. I'm an artist too, and along the lines of what you are talking about I recently invented a unique swaddle blanket for a baby and just applied for a patent for it about two days ago. I'd like to have it made in the USA.....but prices in other countries are much lower. It's kind of wierd to consider myself a world citizen yet feeling this loyalty to the US......
btw, I posted your rose tutorial on my blog! and added your blog to my favorites.