|67/100 -- "3 Bowls" - 6" x 6" mixed media on paper - $75|
|30 Paintings in 30 Days - abstract figures - 2014|
.....or working with mediums that I used to avoid like oil paints!
|30 Paintings in 30 Days -- oil paintings - 2015|
Besides the 100 Art Works Challenge, I've participated and completed four "30 Paintings in 30 Days" contests. These challenges are in addition to my normal painting routine, and though I do sell many of these works to my art collectors, I haven't really be pushing sales which means I've developed quite an inventory of work that needs to find happy homes.
On May 4th, I opened a shop on ArtFinder, an on-line venue for artists from all over the world. It's a juried site, which means you have to submit your work to be accepted. I was thrilled to make the cut and made my first sale last week to a man in Florida. If you get a chance, please check it out here and let me know what you think!! One feature that I do like about this site is it allows people to make an offer on work they are thinking of purchasing. Since I often discount my work anyway to my friends and collectors, I was thrilled they let me do this.
I'll be adding more work to the site as I get time, and in the meantime I'm starting plans for a huge studio sale which will be at my home studio. If you're in the Sacramento area and want an invitation please send me an email -- firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you more details. I'm thinking an ice cream social with the theme "Christmas in July....." - a late morning/early afternoon event which will hopefully beat the heat!