When I recently asked my FaceBook friends how they think I should proceed with selling paintings they suggested gallery shows, raising prices (from $100 USD) and painting larger (than 11 x 14″). The thing is, the FaceBook model works and I don’t want to interrupt my daily routine: paint, photograph, post, promote, package and ship. Yet, based on enthusiasm and compliments, I think more people would buy my work if they had a chance to see it.
I’m certainly not complaining though! To my utter amazement, I’ve sold over 600 paintings on FaceBook in the past three years. November 2018 was almost a record at 30 paintings sold!
It’s a case of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” but, I also have over 250 paintings in stock, so I do consider various ideas, including shows. I sometimes forget that while I see the paintings in the context of a room (my studio) others only see them with a close crop online. So here are a few of my favorite ‘beyond the screen’ photos!
Shaun buying “Woman with Guitar” at a Mecca Normal performance.
Terry’s tower! She’s an interior designer in ‘cottage country’ Ontario.
Storyteller Ivan Coyote buying two!
YA author Gayle Forman’s (“If I Stay”) living room!
NYC gallerist Tanja Grunert buying one in Hudson, NY
This one went to Vienna!
This one looks amazing at Joan’s!
NYC artist and musician Tae Won Yu!