Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Mosaic of Paintings and Some Market Research

Look at this! Isn't it way cool and too much fun LOL (I am so easily amused !) Get over to to make all kinds of neat stuff from your photos, even easier if you have a flickr account, since you can connect there and upload sets of photos. Make prints, posters, trading cards, calendars, CD covers etc. I love user friendly technology!

Doing a little market research today. This is a poster I designed using my painting Moon Glow, and a wise, reassuring quote from medieval mystic Julian of Norwich.

With the economy the way it is I realize that buying art right now is off the table for many people. Yet, things that bring hope, comfort, peace, beauty and serenity to our lives are perhaps more necessary in bad times than in good.

As many of you already know I am also a huge advocate of the art for everyone concept. A budget should not stand in the way of you owning something beautiful that brings you joy. Hence, I am exploring the possibility of offering these lovely posters.

I definitely will not make a fortune on them, in fact I will probably only net about $10 per sale, but I want to make sure that in these tough times people can still enjoy my paintings in their homes. Would you buy a 16x20 print for $40? Too much? Too litte? Please share your thoughts in the comments section. I appreciate your help and value your opinion. Thanks!

Oh NO! A Faux Pas

Yesterday was my Friday Follower Spotlight featuring Texas artist Nancy Medina and her pugs! Nancy has some absolutely stunning sunflower paintings on her blog right now that I encourage you to see. If you like juicy color and expressive brushwork then her work is not to be misssed!

In the morning Nancy e-mailed to say the link to her blog was wrong!!

AAACK !! It's fixed now (so make sure you go and visit her studio and pugs!!) The original link was to a woman (with the same name) and a catering business and Nancy say she can't even make toast! LOL

So please EVERYONE go an visit using the new link above or go use the web address here

Nancy writes.... This is the account of life in a little art studio in Flower Mound, Texas, where there resides one artist and three wrinkley faced, four-footed studio assistants. My original landscapes, florals, architectural renderings and pet portraits all have just a touch of whimsy and a bit of bold color. Come by often or send me an email at! The pugs and I love visitors


rkinkoph said...

I had had the same thought about selling prints of my work instead of the paintings. I just don't think people can afford to buy quality artwork right now, but they should still be able to enjoy it. I also like the inspirational quote idea. It goes well with your painting.

Jan Blencowe said...

This economy will cause everyone to adapt if they want to survive. Time to think outside the box, maybe even outside the drawing board.

I want people to still be able to buy beautiful things, so important to the soul especially in times of hardship.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Don't lose heart ladies! I just finished my annual show at the Dallas Arboretum - Artscape, and sold 27 paintings in two days, twice the number I sold there last year. I think prints are good, but I think also people are going to art fairs and local events instead of spending money on vacation travel this year. I sure hope this will bode well for artists across the country!