Friday, April 3, 2015
Tracy Haines Fine Art Oil paintings wall art daily paintings Lily Pond quotes and tips
Studio quote of the Day:
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each mans heart sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Studio tip of the Day:
Murphy oil soap is a less expensive and great way to clean oil painting brushes. It cleans them well and also conditions them.
I am following the advice of artist, writer and businessman Jack White and selling select small studies on eBay. It's a bit of a risky venture for me; some pieces sell for very little. I begin the bidding usually at a dollar, and sometimes the bids go way up, sometimes I lose a painting for a dollar. The idea is that over time, you develop a following and bids begin to consistently rise. I was seeing this happen, when suddenly sales stopped. eBay is changing policy and many sellers are finding inconsistent results now. Not sure I will be able to continue this for much longer.
If you would like a chance to win a painting for a whole lot less than it sells for anywhere else, check out my stuff currently on eBay: eBay Paintings