Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Northampton Dawn

 Northampton Dawn
Oil on canvas, 10x10, $100

My first show as a working artist was... a success! Three paintings sold, but one was my biggest, and at $1,500, my most expensive. The family that bought it loved it, and I couldn't have been happier!

It's a tough time to be selling art, and that was clear from all that I saw around me on this very steamy weekend. People were happy to be looking, but were careful with their money, and well they should be.

My 100 Cubed project (the 100 100-square inch, $100 paintings, like the one above)  was a hit at the show, in terms of generating interest, being something that could help me open a conversation, and also as art at a lower price.

The whole show has prompted me to work to develop other pieces at even lower prices. I am thinking small paintings, but also books and notecards. Not every show allows these, but many do.

So on we go!

To everyone who came to the show and stopped by my booth - family, friends, collectors and new customers and friends - thank you!

Here's the field I painted Saturday morning, with my painting in front...

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