Late Autumn Aspens, by Keith Bond 35 x 39, Oil on Linen.
© Keith Bond, 2011
This painting is primarily about light. Light as it hits the aspens. The light that falls upon the meadow. The dappled light which is in the shaded foreground area. And the reflected light that gives form to the aspen trunks. Despite being the end of the season, there is a reassurance associated with the warmth of this sun-filled scene. Light gives life and warmth to this grove of trees, just as light gives life and warmth to our spirits.
Bring the warmth and light of this beautiful scene into your home.
For the first time ever, I am trying a different approach to selling this painting. It will be available to purchase through a bidding system.
This is how it works:
The minimum bid will be $4000 (retail price for the painting is $6900). If you would like to bid, simply do so in the comments. Bids must be in $100 increments. The bidding closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, January 27, 2012. So, the painting is open for bidding for only one week.
If you wish to bid anonymously, just use your initials.
Unfortunately, the system doesn't have the capability to automatically increase your bid up to your specified top-bid amount. You will have to re-bid whenever someone bids higher than you.
At the end of the auction, I will communicate through you via email or telephone to make payment and delivery arrangments.
Why am I doing this? For several reasons.
1. I am just trying to do something a bit different. I'm trying to think outside the box in terms of selling my work.
2. I am giving you the opportunity to own an original at a more comfortable price than in the past. There is always the potential that the piece will be bid up to or even above the retail price. But, there is also potential to get somewhat of a "deal".
3. I have several high-end frames that have a few scratches and chips. The frames are hand carved, hand gilded in 22k gold. They are beautiful frames. However, they were built in the humid East Coast. I live in the dry Western US and all my galleries are in the West as well. Because of the climate difference, the gold leafing is very fragile and has become chipped in a few areas. The handling that is inevitable in galleries makes it worse. I have touched up the damaged areas. But I don't want them to chip any more by sending them to galleries. Beginning with this painting, I am offering them through this bidding process. Realize that the gold leafing is fragile. With that full disclosure, the paintings will ultimately sell for the value as determined by the winning bidder.
One last thing about this painting. It was the overwhelming favorite at my Open Studio Event last month. Imaging your home with Late Autumn Aspens. It can be yours with the winning bid. Remember, bidding begins at only $4000 (retail price is $6900) and increases in increments of $100.
Enrich your life. Fill your home with light. Make your bid in the comments section below.