Signature of an artist, the most important thing that increases the value of your prized possession. As art collectors pay in huge sums to purchase a rare artwork of a famous artist it is the signature that increases the value of your painting. A Picasso, Leanordo, Raza and Hussain goes off in huge amounts $ and a new artists work goes for less $ so it is all in the signature. A signature of a famous artist indicates the years of hard work they have put in their paintings career as a result the prices of their original artworks and painting prints rises gradually over the years. Why is it important to sign you painting and what is the correct method and where do you sign?
First of all there is no right or wrong in writing procedures for signatures. many famous artists have proved this fact that you as an artist can sign anywhere on your original painting. Some follow the old traditional way to sign with colour or ink on the right hand side bottom of the canvas or paper, whereas some like to sign their original paintings on the left bottom side of the canvas. Many artists use the same brush and left over colour from the same painting as this creates a connection and harmony with the artwork they have painted. Some use black or contrast paint so that their signature is seen prominently on the painting, after all we all paint for recognition! You may use any technique to sign your original paintings, but it would be better to use the same colours or contrasting colours that have been used in the painting as this helps you to sign your painting without it looking like a sore thumb on your work.
Some artists also write their signature in bold letters on the painting at the top whereas some symbolic artworks are signed at the side of the paintings. No rules here but as an artist you must remember to have consistency in your signatures as this is the only way to recognise your art after many years and decades. The value of your painting will also depend upon the status of the artist and it would be easy for your collectors and buyers to recognise and buy your art.
A signature is a sign the identity of the artist and will remain even after the artist has left this world, as a proof of a life dedicated to painting.You may create your own signature style of signing your paintings. As for prints you have a certain standard procedure to sign which has date, month year along with the number of prints published and the respective number on the print.