The Greenwich Quality Assurance
If you want people to believe what you say, put your money where
your mouth is. Or, as is the case with Bev Doolittles Original
Fine Art Lithograph Beyond Negotiations
be prepared to sacrifice revenue to protect
your promise of Quality.
The process through which original lithographs are created is extremely
delicate in nature.There is no painted original to photograph and
reproduce from; the drawing on the stone or plate wears down and
nearly disappears during the inking process; there is a delicate
balance between water and oil that allows the inking process to
work. Basically, it is an art form which is ripe for something to
Well, something went wrong in the process of creating Beyond
Negotiations. More specifically, something came in contact
with a portion of the plate (a stone was not used because of the
size of the image). This
left an oily residue that in the inking process attracted the inks
in a way the design did not call for. It looked and felt like a
mistake and we were unable to correct it. The trial proof image
in our September Catalogue on pages 46-47 and our promotional material
was shot from one of only four trial proofs that made it through
the process intact.
Because there is no original, going back to the printer and ordering
another run was not an option. The hand-pulling process wore down
Bevs drawing on the plate; there is not enough left for us
to work with. The Greenwich Workshop Original Fine Art Lithograph
Beyond Negotiations as advertised
in Catalogue and in earlier e-communications does not and will not
meet the quality standards we have set for our Fine Art program
and the image will not be released.
There are two points wed like to drive home to our collectors
with this. First, revenue takes a back seat to the fidelity and
quality of our fine art. If the art does not meet our or our artists
standard of perfection, it will not be offered for sale. This is
the Greenwich Quality Assurance. Second, Original Fine Art Lithographs
are as unique and special as we have attempted to communicate; there
are no second chances.
Now for the real lemonade weve made of this lemon. Bev spent
a fairly long time working on the piece. After a while she started
thinking that the image really would have made a pretty neat painting.
Having committed to the idea of an Original Lithograph, she put
the thoughts aside and completed her drawing.
Well, one thing having led to another Bev now has that opportunity
to create a painting of Beyond Negotiations
and is going to do just that, create it as a painting. All we have
available to show at press time is a study for the work, but if
everything goes well, you can expect Bev Doolittles first
Fine Art Giclée Canvas to be offered soon.
Publisher and President
Be sure to contact the authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art
Dealer who sent you this catalog for further details or go to
for further details.
by Bev Doolittle
The Shoshone are often referred to as the Snake Indians
because of their proximity to the Snake River, although their name
actually translates more directly to The Valley People,
says Bev Doolittle. From a place called Warm Valley
(part of what today is the Wind River Indian Reservation), war and
hunting parties would climb up into mountains. I know from my own
riding that a group of riders ascending a switchback often resemble
a snake scrambling a hillside. The parallel of a snake climbing
out of a valley was too fun to ignore. I even placed a snake
hieroglyphic in the painting to further identify the tribe.
Greenwich Workshop Original Fine Art
limited to 225 s/n.
11"w x 15"h.
$1200 | $1375 CDN | £780 | €1170
Arriving October 2006