Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Late Day Light, Creek, and Storm Clouds

Late Day Light, Creek, and Storm Clouds
Original 48" x 24" x 0.75" commissioned painting
Two 24" x 24" canvases
Golden, Liquitex, and Chroma acrylics on gallery-wrapped canvas

Today's work includes a commission I did in trade with a patron who's bought several of my paintings. The trade was for some of her beautiful handmade jewelry, available on Etsy (pendredkeller28.etsy.com). This commission is a reproduction of an original done on a single canvas. My patron asked for her commission on two 24" x 24" canvases. I hope to get more of her jewelry again in the future, so I hope she wants more paintings!

Tip of the Day
Marketing artwork you're selling yourself online requires some resourcefulness. Sales venues each have their own methods allowing you to generate more exposure for your work. Your options range from featuring your work on a per-listing basis, featuring several of your pieces through a "showcase" option, email marketing, purchasing ad space on related sites, etc.

Depending on where you sell your work, some research is required to determine what marketing options are available on those sites. Specifics on how to market your work are discussed in our upcoming workshop Selling Your Artwork Online. Please check back for dates, times, and availability for our live and online versions of the workshop.

Quote of the Day
"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." --Lao Tzu