I’ve been working away as much as I can. I’m really enjoying my new Still Life series, which are small paintings, focusing very close up on ordinary objects and food items. Today, I varnished my latest 3 paintings, which are all available on http://www.dailypainters.com. Here’s Vinegar & Oil, acrylic, 12 x 12. Click on it to purchase instantly through PayPal. I’ll ship it out right away, or any others you like.
I’m continuing to follow the mentorship process offered by Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ve been following the advice as well as I can. To that end, I’ve focused my body of work, streamlined my website, started this blog, and have begun offering my work on-line, through DailyPaintWorks.com. At first, I posted my paintings as “for sale” only, until one of their blog entries told the story of how one of their artists got started by offering his work at auction for very low prices. This practice has eventually led to a thriving on-line business. So here is my 2nd auction entry. It can be yours for only $20, if no one tops the initial bid.
I’ve decided to enter the on-line auction market. Just posted my first piece this evening. Whoever bids is likely to get a real bargain, although it was bargain-priced in the first place at only $90, plus S&H. But the opening bid is now only $45, with a “buy it now” option of $75.00. “Peaches,” acrylic, 10 x 10. This is one of my first paintings in acrylic. It was a learning experience, since acrylic paints don’t immediately lend themselves to subtle shadings or a lot of blending. But I think I got the hang of it pretty quickly.
Acrylic, 14 x11
Click to purchase, $225
Acrylic, 14 x 11 I love pear shapes and bright colors. This is the best of both, isn’t it? $225. Click to purchase.
Acrylic, 10 x 10 $90
What are the shapes? Eggs? Ovals? Something else? Does it matter?
I have decided to sell my smaller still life paintings direct to collectors on line, through DailyPaintWorks.com. It seems like a good way to reach a wider audience than I could through just one or two brick and mortar galleries. This is going to keep me pretty busy, keeping up with at least 1 new painting each week. It’s a nice challenge, though, and I hope to be able to meet it.