Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Well, I've never tried this before, but here goes... auctions. In the beginning of February, I decided to try to sell a few little paintings on my own. I joined Daily Paintworks, a site for artists where you can upload all sorts of paintings and drawings. The site allows you to sell work using different methods, and one of them is the auction. I've added works, at amazing discounts, using Buy it Now buttons and Buy on Etsy buttons, so I figured I would try the auction, too. So far, it is really hard to get noticed. There are tons (really) of artists selling on this site.
The thing that is appealing about selling this way is you don't have to frame the painting. Ah, for me, that's a relief. I am constantly switching frames from one painting to another to avoid having to buy more. Not having to frame something is great. The buyer can frame it as they see fit...perfect.
Here is one little painting that I just put on auction. It is a 6" x 8" oil on panel that was painted plein air in Deerfield Beach, FL. I did upload a picture of me painting it on the DPW site, but I don't see it, so I will post that here, too.
I am heading down to FL again to teach a couple of workshops in landscape painting, so I am sure that I will have many more studies soon. If you are interested in the class, let me know.
Here is the link to my "gallery" of affordable paintings on Daily Paintworks. Thanks for supporting living artists!