It's always interesting to me to watch and listen to find out what art patrons like or don't care for as much.
This painting, which was done last minute- just a couple days before the show- was the most popular.
I would not have predicted this; quite a surprise to me.
The Garden, 30x30 acrylic
I am taking one of Alyson Stanfield's 6 week marketing webinars. One of the things I am learning is the importance of developing and maintaining an e-mail list and sending out regular newsletters. I simply have not focused on this much in the past but finally created and mailed out my first one yesterday! If you are interested in receiving it ( and it will go out only 4 times a year), please sign up.
Go to this link to sign up ( and scroll to bottom of the page) :Newsletter Sign Up
To help get my newsletter off and running, I offered a free painting giveaway raffle for those signing up for the newsletter.
Ann LaForte was the lucky winner of this little bird: ( and the birds were really a hit; they literally flew out of the booth!
Would you like a bird?
4x4x1 1/2 oil/canvas, sides painted black
Speaking of birds, looking for a FANTASTIC read for a lazy summer day? I absolutely loved the book, Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
It is a true and heartwarming story about a girl and her owl. You'll not only not be able to put the book down, but you will learn a lot about owls. I think it's a must read and it renewed my love and fascination with birds.
Studio Tip of the Week:
Print out a small thumbnail of each painting. Have several copies of each on hand. Paste one in the upper corner of a page. On that page document the painting's history (where the paintings have shown , when it sells or is donated, etc.)
Place these sheets in a binder. I number each painting and file them by number, since names get forgotten or re-used.
The other thumbnails I place on the box in which the painting is stored, on a bullitin board to remind me which paintings are earmarked for upcoming shows or competitions, etc. This system is really working well for me. I hope it helps you.
Please consider clicking this link to " like" my facebook business page:
I will start adding more painting giveaways from the facebook page in order to continue to grow my newsletter sign ups!
My goal this year is to become a better businesswoman. I appreciate your support and thank you for reading this!
Have a wonderful Joy-filled week!