Monday, October 05, 2009

Recently Sold Landscape Paintings

Autumn Sunset, 6x8, oil on panel, SOLD
copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA

Marsh at Sunset, 20x30, acrylic on linen SOLD
copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA

I had two lovely surprises this week, both of these paintings sold through different galleries! I was just beginning to think that sales had slowed down a little and then voila! two checks in the mail.

I am nearly done with my four painting commission, and have been plein air painting. however, today's plein air was a dud and not worth posting right now. I may fuss with it a little and see if it can be saved, if not I'll just let it go and move on to the next.

Meanwhile, I am getting for this weekend's Autumn Art Trail outdoor festival. These outdoor shows are SO MUCH WORK! This is the only one I do now because I like the location, the way the show is organized and run and because the crowd is usually really into the art. Last year my sales were very good despite the recent economic crash.

Tonight my husband wired 15 framed paintings for me and I have 4 more paintings to varnish and another 6 to frame. Then they need to have corner protectors put on them and the smaller paintings need to be packed in tote bags or boxes with cardboard seperators. The larger paintings need to be wrapped in big towels and stacked in the van with large sheets of corrugated cardboard inbetween lasagna style. I need to make up price tags (or maybe just a price list this year, still deciding) I need to find a way to display my postcards, fliers and business cards so they don;t blow away, find the card table, my sales pad and print out a sheet for people to sign up for my mailing list.

Busy day tomorrow!


Autumn ArtTrail coming up on Oct. 10 & 11, 10am-5pm. There's a nice pavillion, boardwalk, benches and viewing platform along this stretch of the river called Clinton Landing which is behind Andrews Memorial Town Hall. It's going to be a great day filled with beautiful art for sale. Come by and say "hello" I'll have lots of special purchasing opportunities as part of the Autumn Art Trail Weekend.


Trine said...

Congratulations. A succsess so very mcuh deserved. Trine

Suzanne McLean said...

Have a great time at the festival, Jan. I am doing my first one in a few weeks. To display greeting cards I'm clothespegging them to ribbon strung between two displays. If they are strong enough to keep clothing on the line in a windy day - it might work for cards.