This entry was originally posted on Friday, May 18, 2012
Some artists like to date their work on the front of their paintings and others do not.
I am one of those that does not like to date my paintings.
In my experience, most buyers either like the latest and greatest or a classic.
Everything in between is usually not considered.
Most of us have not been painting long enough to be considered a classic
and a few have painted just enough to have older pieces sitting around.
My suggestion is to not date the front of the painting, but the back.
This is a great record for you and your future posterity to look back and see your progression.
At the same time, it won’t discourage a buyer.