Showing posts from September, 2013

Originals,Prints or Paintings on Product

I would really like to enter into a dialogue with other artists about using other product to sell your work. To date all of my work sold has been originals. I have sold hundreds of pieces through reps, my art shows, on Etsy etc. making use of many outlets but all have been originals,even my greeting cards have been originals!  I do have my FineArtAmerica site operating but to date have not had any orders. My rationale for selling only originals has been that since my work is highly textured I feel that much is lost in flattening the image to 2 dimensions. Textures are my signature mixed media  painting technique. Reentering the market after an extended break I find the market highly changed.Prints seem to be the main selling item at the art fairs. I just received an email from another website inquiring about putting my work on their product,not for compensation but for the opportunity to advertise and bring traffic to my web site. I find m

Giving up is not an option.

If you have wondered why my post stopped for so got in the way. I return for it is who I am...not just what I am ... a working artist. Yes, my forward motion in painting was interrupted while I helped my partner, Kim, build a successful restaurant and theater . The time has finally come and I can return to my painting. I did continue to sell my work here & there but my inventory is too depleted to apply to shows at this time. So I find myself sifting through old drawings & paintings, books, marketing articles and I am overwhelmed by the passage of time,rusty skills and advanced internet marketing. Breathe...the long journey must begin with that first step. Today I begin from where I am right now.My steps may falter but up is not an option. "Morning Glow" mixed media,unframed, 5.5"H x 7.5" W .