Friday, April 26, 2013
The Dolores At Dusk
Oil 10" x 8"
This piece is from the Dolores River on the western slope (for those of you not from Colorado, that means on the other side of the Continental Divide.) I loved the fall evening that my husband and I were hiking over there. The refections in the water were constantly changing. There were never endless opportunities for future paintings staring at me.
You just never know when a painting will sell. I recently posted some pieces that were part of a group show at the Colorado Springs Airport. I received an inquiry about one of them in January. Through several months of communication about that piece and several others, I ended up meeting the client, having him over to see the other paintings that he found on my website (the painting that he inquired about was till at the airport.) Then, weeks later (this week), he bought two paintings. We all know that we can't sell work if no one sees it. It's important to get your work out there. I know that sometimes that's challenging. I was thrilled to be a part of that show. It allowed people who didn't know about me to see my work. I just received another inquiry from him about bringing his fiance over to see the piece that he saw in January!
Yesterday I was the co-host on Artists Helping Artists. The show was on branding, ie: creating an art image. During the show, Leslie Saeta wondered if she asked people on FaceBook to describe her art if they could. I commented that you could do the same thing on your blog. So, I am. If you've read this far, could you please comment back using 3 words that you think describes my paintings. Thank you! This will let me know if I've branded myself well. If you see my paintings the same way I see them. Thank you again!