Saturday, March 28, 2009

Virtual Sketch Date: March 2009

Virtual Sketch Date - March 2009

Pencil and colored pencil, 7 x 10 inches

This time I decided to sketch for this month’s Virtual Sketch Date. Partly because I knew if I painted it, I would get caught up in the details. Also I was just in the mood to try something different. This was done in pencil with a little bit of colored pencil added in here and there. I had fun with this. It’s good to shake things up and try something different sometimes. You can view the work of other participating artists here and here.

Selling Art

Earlier this week I was at my day job, working on a customer’s computer on site. While I working on the computer, Rick was showing someone my art on Flickr. They mentioned how much they liked one particular painting. Now I’ve never made much of an effort to sell my art. It’s more of a mental roadblock than a conscious decision. A more alert person would have offered the painting to them for x number of dollars. After all, I can make more. Me, I just thanked them. Oh well, next time. For those of you who make a better effort to sell your art than I do, here’s a list of observations and suggestions from someone who recently spent some time buying art. I thought there was some good information in there.


See all of my Virtual Sketch Date posts.


Debbie said...

I love the detail on the birds and the advice about selling, although no on has asked to buy any of my paintings except for my parents!

christine said...

I like how you've cropped this. The birds are so sweet!

Jonathan said...

Light and airy! very nice

Stacy said...

A lovely entry. I like the small touch of color. It is a nice addition to the graphite drawing. I had thought about doing that too, but in the end stuck with graphite.

Stacy said...

I had to come back and say thank you for that excellent link about selling art. It is so good to get the perspective from someone who is actually buying. Thanks!!

Rose Welty said...

Really like this entry - so soft and subtle!

Definitely checking out that link. What will you do next time someone likes a painting? :D

Sydney Harper said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Stacy, you're very welcome! I can't remember now how I found it but I thought that post had some good information on selling art. That's what got me thinking about my own failed attempt to sell a painting.

Rose, hopefully next time I'll be alert enough to suggest that it can be theirs for a certain price. She may not have bought it anyway, but at least I would have given her a chance.

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is so nice..I like your work...:) I have started a new blog dedicated to my sketch work — Art on Sketchbook