Seriously tho I'm kindof in a holding pattern on the DSM Art Festival project. We've made some adjustments to the process of image-approval. I need to take some new pics as a result, but the weather hasn't been cooperating. I was out of town all weekend and when I came home, ready to work, I got 3 days of rain and fog followed by a 30degree drop in temperature. Not conducive to taking panoramic shots of the City of Des Moines.
(the image here is an old pic. I'll post a new one when the scan's done)
Truth be told; although I do regularly varnish "matured" pieces for clients at no charge (I feel that it's part of the process of creating the work) I'm doing this one with an alterior motive in mind. I recently posted this piece on a bulletin board for a group of people who are fans of a Cedar Falls, IA landmark, Steb's Amusements. The building no longer exists. It was foolishly replaced by a big, empty hole. The response to the piece was very positive and some people have requested prints. My friend was wary of giving up this painting at all until I offered to give it a good cleaning and varnish. I'd have done it anyway, but the potential to make a little profit never hurts. As a matter of fact I delivered it to my local hi-rez scan provider today. Tomorrow I'll have the painting along with a TIFF file in excess of 300mb which can be color-corrected and made into giclees.
The moral of this story: Never write off your old work. You never know when it may find a new audience.