Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunrise Poppies VIII

Sunrise Poppies VIII
Original 54" x 24 x 0.75" painting
Three 18" x 24" canvases

This painting is the latest in the Sunrise Poppies series. Her big sister sold earlier this week, so I felt compelled to paint another one! I love painting, and I never get tired of doing it. My apprentice is working out great! He's got a good sense of color and composition, and we work really well together. I guess I should disclose something about him: he's my husband Patrick. His back ground in photography and web design are serving him well in his new-found medium.

Tomorrow we teach our workshop at Colorado Free University. We'll be offering that class as an online workshop at Colorado Free in the near future.

My husband and I are offering our workshop Selling Your Artwork Online at Jerry's Artarama in Englewood, CO in four 2-hour sessions on May 17 and 31, and again on June 14 and 28. Please visit my web site for more information. You may call Jerry's Artarama to register at 303-789-2781.

Tip of the Day
Defining the market for selling your artwork online requires that you identify the best venues for your work. So depending on what kind of art you create, there may be sites out there that are better suited for what you do. Whether your work is crafts, fine art, or decorative, there are venues out there where you can get your work out for buyers.

It takes some research on your part to determine what's selling and what kind of prices you can fetch for your work. If you know of other artists who are selling their work Google them and see where they sell, how much they're getting, and consider contacting them to ask for information. If you do approach another artist for information make sure your questions are specific. Also, don't rule out paying them for their time--you may get better information, it shows them that you take them seriously, and that you appreciate what they have to offer.

Quote of the Day
"It is not the language of painters, but the language of nature which one should listen to." --Vincent van Gogh