If you paint a lot, as I do, the paintings eventually start pushing up the rafters. You either have to sell them, give them away, or burn them. I prefer to sell mine, since that fills the bank account so I can make more paintings. But sell them to whom?
I suspect most of my paintings either go to other painters or to my students, or to older people who have always bought paintings and still have the funds to continue to do so. I suspect that the paintings aren't going to twenty-somethings fresh out of college burdened by hefty school loans. I have some other thoughts on the matter, which I will discuss in a future post.
I've put together a little survey I'd love for you to take. Your responses will help me discover who's buying today. (UPDATE: Survey is now closed!)
By the way, we had a good time last week in the latest Paint Sedona workshop. Below are a few of the sketches I did. They're all for sale. Let me know if you'd like one. (Shipping is $10, so if you buy several, you save!)
|9x12, oil. - $100 - From Uptown|
We had on iffy-weather day. This is the view out the window of the Uptown Sedona studio.
|6x12, oil. - SOLD - Munds Mountain Vista|
There's nothing like Schnebly Hill for some good panoramas.
|6x12, oil. - $75 - Thunder Mountain Vista|
I'm really liking these 6x12 pieces. Quicker to do than a 12x24, but they still give you the panorama.
This one is looking down the ridge from Thunder Mountain to Coffee Pot and beyond.
|5x7, oil. - $60 - Up the Canyon|
I like backlighting on the Sedona rocks. This is a view from the Sedona Heritage Museum.
|6x9, pastel. - $60 - Camelhead|
Another Schnebly Hill view, looking toward Snoopy Rock and Camelhead. This is another backlit scene.
|6x9, pastel. - $60 - Snow up the Canyon|
One day we headed up Schnebly Hill Road to the Cowpies area. There was still some snow up in the shadows.