Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Roswell Report

After a dismal Saturday at the festival, Sunday began with a bang. The initial bang was followed by several more purchases of large pieces of art. Panic set in almost immediately (a good panic) as I realize that perhaps I've been producing too many small pieces for people who can't afford larger work. It will be necessary this week to create a few more large pieces (before the next festival this weekend) since I am realizing that a good number of people who are looking for art at a festival are interested in a large piece to fill in specific space. 

I've got a few planned already, some even stretched, but I will be frantically painting the rest of the week.

I'm working on a few Atlanta skyline pieces and another tree scene. Every piece that has been predominantly trees has sold right away. Other people must be as fond of trees as I am- trees are good, m'kay?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grant Park

Here are some photos from the Grant Park Summershade Festival. As you can see I finally have my booth together with real walls. I custom sewed the fabric to stretch over the mesh panels. I'm glad I went with the set up where you have the door out the back (or I could have it on either side) it made it convenient to put all my stuff out of sight but within reach. I just had to make sure I didn't slip down the ravine behind me when I was rummaging through my tubs.
I did sell several items, a lot of prints of my work, which I printed at home off my inkjet printer. There are some new technologies that are available where you can print onto canvas, thus making a homemade giclee print that looks like a little painting. People really liked the looks of them. I did sell one original painting and I got a lot of really great feedback. When my artwork caught someone's eye they just started smiling, stammered and then couldn't help but come in and smile bigger. They really seem to enjoy the colors, the rhythm, the depth perception issues and the generally happiness of my work. Yea!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I Really Miss Her

Sammy had to be put down Friday night. I miss her keeping me company in my studio while I worked and her sweet face full of expression. She was one of the sweetest dogs I've ever known and I am so happy that I got to spend so much time with her in the last year. I recently completed a painting of her for Nelson and I will upload it as soon as I get a photo of it. We miss you Sammy!