Whimsy

A definition of “whimsy” is “playfully quaint or fanciful.” I think that aptly describes this collection of small paintings, on display at the Lisle Library now through the end of January. I’ve been having a great time creating them, using the simplest objects around the house or just my imagination as the starting point for designing the various bright and colorful compositions.

The Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, Lisle, will be hosting a reception on Saturday, December 7th, from 2 to 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be offered. So mark your calendars and hope to see many of you there.

Art Marketing by Trial and Error

 

 

 

 

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.

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/barbara-lipkin/flowers/237640Image

Another New Venture

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.Image