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Reply #15 on: November 29, 2013, 05:27:07 PM
Mea, Enjoy the Fair, do well and keep us informed.  Your husband's work is wonderful, reminds me a lot of South Africa for the Africans do a lot of work with wood too.  Patricia
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Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 09:46:19 PM
Well, it's now official.  I'm a "pro."  (made the cut as they say in golf)

Sold three paintings at the fair today. 

The fair was not well attended because it was Dec. 7.  Lots of Pearl Harbor commemorative events going on and the fair was held right near the Marine where some of the bombings had taken place.

So was lucky to have done as well as I did.

Sorry - forgot the camera.  No pictures to show.

Frankly, I enjoy giving them away more than selling.

Thanks for being my moral support in this adventure.

aloha

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Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 01:14:02 AM
Congratulations on becoming a selling artist mea!
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I hope to join you one day. :2funny:

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Reply #18 on: December 08, 2013, 03:45:59 AM
 :congrats:   Mea! Three paintings first time out ... the word is out.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #19 on: December 08, 2013, 06:52:46 AM
Congratulations, Mea! I would be thrilled to sell one and over the moon to sell three! Way to go! :yippee:
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Reply #20 on: December 08, 2013, 08:58:49 AM
well done mea, congrats are definitely in order  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #21 on: December 08, 2013, 10:25:10 AM
Conragulations Mea.....that must be so exciting!
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Reply #22 on: December 08, 2013, 12:43:54 PM
Oh Boy! Three!
I'd be over the moon to sell just one. Congratulations it shows that other people value your work as much as you do.
Keep up the good work,
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Reply #23 on: December 08, 2013, 01:16:06 PM
Scouserl41,

Don't underestimate yourself!!  Your artwork is mind blowing and excellent, many would be proud to hang them in their homes.  I am sure if you continue to paint vintage bikes and planes you will find a niche market so continue  :painting:

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Reply #24 on: December 08, 2013, 01:56:11 PM
Well thanks May Lynn, I'm just searching for the right showcase for my artwork.
I need to set up at an antique motorcycle show or something similar, that's why I've been painting like mad. I think I need about 12 good paintings that I can make prints from. I have a photo quality 11 x 17 printer that does an excellent job printing on canvas "Paper". I've bought some crystal clear plastic envelopes (thanks for the link guys) and made up some business cards and handbills. I've also been collecting tabletop easels so I can set up the originals and sell the prints at a show.
Motorcycling is not a wintertime sport (although the annual new model shows are in the winter) so I'm planning on started my push this coming spring.
I've been looking at my collection of photographs too with an eye to doing more airOplanes and perhaps some brass era cars to mix in, then I could do airshows and car events too.
All pie-in-the-sky for now but something to work towards.
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Reply #25 on: December 08, 2013, 03:14:37 PM
Mea Good luck. Please tell your husband that his work is beautiful.

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Reply #26 on: December 08, 2013, 05:15:58 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
    Congratulations!
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Reply #27 on: December 08, 2013, 06:37:36 PM
Brian,

It sounds like a good plan you've started.  You'd have a niche market -- that's good.

The quality of your paintings will see themselves.  Maybe spread the word through Craig's List.  (That's allowable, isn't it?)  Take advance orders with deposit.

If you cannot execute this plan for this Christmas, think about it for next year.  Women love to buy guys unique gifts.  If my husband had a Harley, I'd commission you to paint it for his Christmas gift.  Or an antique car.  Or a military airman's plane.

Hmmm... maybe next year you could do a B-17 bomber for me.  Hey, wait, I'm an artist.  I should do that myself!!!

aloha

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Reply #28 on: December 08, 2013, 06:47:47 PM
Thanks, everyone.  Yes, I feel good about selling some.

I did "prime the pump" by painting scenes of the area of Honolulu where the sale was to take place.  People like paintings of their own community, especially if it's as scenic as Lanikai!

Again, thanks for the support.

aloha

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Reply #29 on: December 08, 2013, 08:40:35 PM
That was smart thinking doing the local scenes ahead of time. And yes there are some astoundingly beautiful places there. I can almost hear the Hawaiian band playing in the background.
Brian
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