Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Outside Gaspe

Outside Gaspe
Oil on board, 5x7, not for sale

This is one of a number of smaller pieces I've been doing recently, a tactic I think I will continue. It is a way to strengthen my skills, and also to expand my inventory

I usually have paintings ranging from $45 to $1,000 in my shows, so there's usually something for everyone, if they want to buy. Many artists sell prints for more than I ask for my paintings. Whether that's right or wrong, I don't know. I do know that $65 is $65, and that buys groceries or gas or a bunch of plants for the garden. 

I'd much rather have an interested person buy a painting than a print. And I think most people would rather have a painting than a print. So we shall see. These seem to sell well, in spurts. 

I will be at the Paradise City show in Marlborough, MA, March 18-21. I have never exhibited at this show, and am honored to have been juried in. It's a very high-end art and craft show, at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. Click here to go to the website, get directions and see a sample of the fabulous stuff in the show! 

Honestly, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out I was accepted! 


Elissa said...

Congratulations, Carrie!

carrie jacobson said...

thanks! It's pretty exciting.

Mark Sheeky said...

Good luck with the show. I agree, it's a good idea to have a range of prices like that. Sometimes prints cost more than a painting to make!

InterruptedArtist said...

Stumbled upon your blog. I was drawn immediately to the colors. Hope you don't mind another follower!

carrie jacobson said...

Don't mind another follower? I welcome you with a big hug and a big smile! Thanks for stumbling in! I saw you on the follow list and thought, that's cool, the Interrupted Artist meets the Accidental Artist. Welcome! I am glad you like the colors.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks for the comment and support, Mark. I agree with you about prints - they are sometimes expensive - and fragile! Hope you're well -