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claude

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Reply #30 on: December 06, 2011, 08:57:09 AM
It's all in the marketing isn't it - get your name known.

I have planned on doing a course on marketing your art on the site next year if there is enough interest.

That is one class I would not take. If you remember in one of my first posts here I said I was the "greatest artist in the world". And I still am. I paint for me. If you like what I do, "maybe' I can sell you a painting, maybe. On the other hand, if you don't like what I do,  :coffee: Maybe it's the age but............. I "had" a job, today, I paint for me.
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #31 on: December 06, 2011, 09:31:27 AM
Regarding Nolan's question --
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How much do you think the value of your paintings is based on your name and how much on your artistic ability?

If I ever were to sell a painting it would be the no-name brand.   :2funny:

As for my artistic ability, all I can say is Nolan and Dennis are doing a great job helping me progress.  If my paintings should have any value at all, I would hope it would be for the quality.

I'm with Claude when he says
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Maybe it's the age but............. I "had" a job, today, I paint for me.

At this stage in life, I just love to fulfull my passion for painting now that I have more time to spend on it.

Still I would be interested in knowing how to market my art.  I would definitely sign up for the course.

I always want to paint for the pleasure of it, not to mass produce or feel under pressure to complete something for a commissioned work.

"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #32 on: December 06, 2011, 06:14:42 PM
I, for one, would be interested.  There is an increase in interest here where I live.  Although I haven't attended any college courses, I try to attend their open house art exhibits.  I have a bit of competition, but they mostly use acrylic.  I have the local edge on colour mixing technique.  ;)

So far my art has sold locally by word of mouth.  I have three paintings waiting to be commissioned (I donate 100% of what I receive to charity - which has helped my reputation, but I will eventually start keeping a bit to replenish my supplies).  I also want to paint enough to enter some at the local fair exhibit.  It's not a lot, but it's a start.

I hope this hasn't ruined the monetary value of my art.  I feel guilty that I can't raise more as I still feel compelled to give more, but I can only give what is donated.  Is there a way to suggest a donation amount?
Kelley


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Reply #33 on: December 07, 2011, 12:35:11 PM
Kelley, why not have a pen auction - clipboard where folks can write down their bid - you just need to bid more than the previous person, last name on the list (highest bid) wins.


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Reply #34 on: December 07, 2011, 05:31:25 PM
 :thankyou: for the idea Nolan.  I think I'll do just that once I have enough paintings for an exhibit.  Do the pictures need to be framed for this?  What is your recommendation?
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Reply #35 on: December 08, 2011, 03:38:24 AM
I would go for some framed others not to fit all budgets, but framed painting reach higher prices (you will need to put a reserve price on the framed ones so you don't end at a loss either)


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Reply #36 on: December 08, 2011, 07:24:45 AM
Brilliant!  Makes sense.  Thank you Nolan.
Kelley


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Reply #37 on: December 10, 2011, 04:12:11 AM
Great suggestion Nolan. Bequia in the Grenadines hosts an 'odds & sods' auction every year to raise money for the school. Very big with the cruisers. We all donate all sorts of 'stuff', and local artists as well as floating ones will donate work, or some sort of supplies. Then you just go around and put down your name/boatname with a bid. It's great fun and everyone benefits.
Kelley, perhaps one of the local organizations or churches or community center would consider hosting it for you.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #38 on: December 10, 2011, 10:14:06 AM
I haven't asked Val, but I can almost guarantee I will get a thumbs up from our church.  My pastor's wife loved the painting I gave her (remember the Intertwined Flag?).  I think it would be a great idea to have an exhibition there, but I don't have enough paintings in stock because nearly all my paintings have been sold.  I can't paint fast enough.  I guess that's a good thing, eh?
Kelley


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Reply #39 on: December 10, 2011, 02:53:05 PM
the church is a great place to hold it as the folks then know the proceeds are being used for a good cause and will tend to be more willing to bid higher.


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Reply #40 on: December 11, 2011, 01:58:57 AM
 :congrats: Congratulations on selling your paintings Kelley.  :clap: Since it appears you are in high demand, perhaps you'll have to go into the closet and paint incognito for a bit!  :coolsmiley:   ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #41 on: December 13, 2011, 07:09:02 PM
 :coolsmiley:  :clown:  :goofy: :cool:  8)   What do you think Val?  I'm picking a costume to hide behind.
Kelley


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Reply #42 on: December 14, 2011, 08:55:06 AM
but I don't have enough paintings in stock because nearly all my paintings have been sold.  I can't paint fast enough.

Wow Kelly, nice problem to have.. :yippee:


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Reply #43 on: December 15, 2011, 02:39:46 AM
Kelley.... I think I'd stick with the  :coolsmiley: .... we really must maintain some sense of decorum here!   :nana:   :goofy:   :2funny:  :2funny:   :wave:
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Reply #44 on: December 15, 2011, 06:24:05 PM
 :2funny: ;D
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