posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 12:01 AM
Originally posted by denybedoomed
reply to post by Aliquandro
Thanks for the kind words! I understand about getting attention, we live in a small town where the majority if artists paint landscapes of the
surrounding area, don't get me wrong, I love landscapes, but I see the mountains and rivers here every day! My fiancé and I had a small art shop
that didn't do well. Subject matter was a little too wacky I'm afraid. However all of our pieces placed at the fair, and she even won best of show!
I suggest starting an etsy. Have you tried talking to local printshops about rates for prints and such? I'm usually willing to part with the
originals and have sold a few.
I will definitely check out your stuff. Is your avatar a creation of yours? Cause I really dig it!
You can find our etsy here and follow our blog here
Thanks so much for the feedback!
edit on 15-7-2013 by denybedoomed because: Eta
My painting instructor for a while tried to get me to do portraits and landscapes, that didn't go well or last very long. He also told me never to
use black paint, sorry but I have the soul of a cartoonist under all that. I stuck to weird cartoony byzantine and switched over to some female forms
and strange verbal stories that I visually interpreted (this is a secret trick I'm sure other artists use for cool compositions).
Your Etsy account is very nice! A very professional format/feel I bet is key to getting customers. If you don't mind me asking is the financial
payback worth the labor invested? Are you having to upkeep it alot and there's hardly any sales? Times are so hard right now so I have to ask... and
as a lower income grunt in this world I know the only people with money are the rich and they buy their art in galleries. I wouldn't mind if a few
rich folks thought my stuff was cool, right?
I currently have an awesome local cheap print source, but I'm unsure I want to go the print route on all my work. My more contemporary stuff I may do
prints since they all tell a story that fits together. But my newer abstract and surreal I want to try to go straight to the best 5 galleries in this
city and work my way down til I got a show (then suck it up and possibly get rejected by all of them, im ready for the harshness). I have a few
struggling but managing local artists in varied mediums that are a good support group for ideas, some eventually may pan out into shows.
The avatar is a painting I gave to a dear friend when i first started, your the first to notice
I value your suggestions dbd, I never know what I'm going to need so there are no bad ideas, just ones I haven't used yet