Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Calla Bouquet - and a Booth Question for You

Calla Bouquet
Oil on canvas, 12x24

This is another of my new florals, with the concrete/stained-glass background. This one has a subtlety of color and form that my paintings don't often have - and I love it! Also, right now, it is my only vertical, and it gave me some fits this past weekend, while I was setting up my booth. 


THE SHOW WAS not a good one for me in terms of sales - though one painting sold, and its new owner is just delighted. Still, it was very, very good to have a show here, before I head west (I set off on the Origins Painting Trip on Saturday!). I forgot some things, and I forgot some stuff - what connects to WHAT, again? - and so it was a good run-through. And I think my booth looks really nice.                                                                                                                          So here is my question: As a buyer, which wall do you like better,  Wall No. 1, or Wall No. 2?  Would you be more likely to buy a painting from No. 1 or No. 2? 

Wall No. 1, above

Wall No. 2, above

I have a tendency to set up my paintings in groupings, as I'd set them up on the wall in my living room, or use them on a page I was designing. A comment from an artist's wife made me think that perhaps I was doing myself a disservice by displaying my paintings this way. Maybe grouping them makes it hard to see some of the paintings... And maybe it makes people feel like they shouldn't buy one, and disrupt the display. What do you think? 

Here's a grouping I really liked. Lots of people looked, but no one bought any of these paintings: 

(The cow on black sold... the gap beneath is where I had my chair during the show)

Signed on

PROSPERITY COACH JOE Skelly has been after me for a year to approach hotels with my art, either to sell it outright to them, or barter for lodging. Honestly, I've had the courage to do it once, and that was because I was staying at the place for a week, and got to know the owners. So Joe leapt into action, and lo and behold, it worked.

I stayed at the beautiful Best Western Oceanfront for free this weekend, thanks to Tim, the front officer manager.  The hotel traded me a sponsorship on my Origins Painting Trip  for my two nights' stay - and the whole staff seems pretty excited about the trip. So thank you, Joe, and thank you, Tim! 

I encourage anyone and everyone who is seeking prosperity and abundance to get in touch with Coach Joe, at 757-675-6569. He has great ideas, not only about what to do, but also about how to actually do those things. The first consultation is free - and my guess is that he will help pretty much everyone. 

Dog of the Day

Woodreau has been just impossibly adorable these past few days. 

Want your pet to be Dog of the Day? Drop me a jpg at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi, Geneva Renegar here,,,I think wall number one is the best...less cluttered and allows the eyes to take their time to wander most intensely at what you do have on Wall One. They are not distracted or overwhelmed by so many images. By the way, when I have the funds,,,I'm to ask for a commission work of my rescue dog ""Stormy""....and please think of me when it comes to some of my photos you might see and like.