Friday, July 19, 2013

Time for Paint Party Friday!

Hello everyone and happy Friday! It's time again for PPF hosted by Kristin and Eva. Thank you to both! Here is my painting for this week:
I'm still having fun exploring this new style. Last week, I was invited to participate in a Church sale held in November. I've never been a vendor before so this will be something new for me! The cost was very low, so even if I don't sell much it would at least help me know what people like, but I'm so nervous too! I've been to these sales before and usually there's at least one vendor that seems to not sell anything! It's almost always the artist! Have you noticed that too?
Well, I haven't turned in my money or my application yet, but I was planning to do that this weekend. I would really like your opinion on this: Should I participate, or give my art more time to develope before putting myself out there?
I'm linking to PPF and SS! (see links on the right) Have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Netty said...

You go for it Debbie, am loving your new style. Happy PPF, Annette x

Kim said...

Love your bird painting, fun style! HPPF!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Debbie, I am happy to read your husband is okay. My goodness what a scare!

I think your art is definitely ready to show the world and what better place than among friends at your church. I love the botanical bits of your art and the girl you painted a few posts back is super sweet and magical.

Faye said...

Debbie, your art is beautiful and colorful and ready to sell. I have offered art to be sold at church bazaars to benefit the church. People who go to bazaars want you to "give your art away", as a rule. We usually put $50 on framed original paintings. In the last 2 years, I have sold 2, which benefitted the church. Both were flowers that filled up the area within the mat. I also sold a small hummingbird oil painting for $15 or $20. A lot of work for not much return. All of these were bought by friends. I think whether they sell or not depends on who is visiting the exhibit. It's worth trying.

Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

Adorable piece of art. Happy PPF and hugs from Brazil.

bellefrogworks said...

I think you should go for it - especially at low cost. Love your colorful painting and I think many would love your style. My only advice is to have a lot of smaller, less expensive pieces to sell. Don't undervalue your larger pieces - show a couple of them as well at fair prices. It's just that people don't want to buy "expensive art" in most cases in that kind of venue. I think you may do very well and at least get the feedback you want.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your bird painting is lovely. I would say - take part, and give it a try! Valerie

Linda said...

I say go for it Debbie! You may even want to look into craft fairs more. I have found personally that church bazaars and community centers (as Faye said)do expect you to pretty much give your art away but I also find that they're the same people who have no clue what goes into a piece. Good luck and happy creating!

Karen Smithey said...

I say go for it.

Love this piece!

Happy PPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a really beautiful and unique piece, Debbie. I've participated in church art shows in the past and it's a 50/50 chance. I think you should do it at least for the exposure, since it will be such a low cost investment. If you sell everything, that's even better. Blessings!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Debbie, thank you for sour visit and your lovely words! Love your bird and the wonderful colors. Happy Weekend ♥

denthe said...

Love this painting and the bright colours! You should definitely try the church bazaar. One advice I once got which proved very good was: try having different priced items for sale. For example not only paintings, but also some postcards of your work, or magnets, bookmarks, or something small that is cheaper. It gives people a chance to get some of your art without having to dig deep, and these things are usually easy to make.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Great art. I really like the bright colors
Nicole/Beadwright

Tam Hess said...

Oh oh I'm an expert on the "bazaar" circuit! Here is the trick. Offer some less expensive goodies. While art is usually a little more money and intimidating you can offer some small cards or buttons or post cards. The smaller stuff will draw them in to see the bigger stuff. Let me know if you need more info I love talking shop :) tamara.hess@ymail.com

Tam Hess said...

Also, I love your painting. Really gorgeous color blocking. :) Happy PPF!!

Giggles said...

I heard someone say they wish they had done prints of their art as well as cards because people tended to buy the the more affordable pieces!! That might help...

Hugs Giggles

Joni Nickrent said...

Love your new painting...bright, bold and beautiful!

Lorraine said...

love the colours on this so happy and bright

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh, here it is. I almost couldn't find where toleave my comment! ;-)
glad I did.
Delightful painting. That bird really has a nice home among the flowers and plants.

Christi Conley said...

Keep submitting! Your art is very unique & I say silence that inner critic and share, share & share! I am visiting you off your comment on my blog & I read a bit further down - first, I am thrilled your husband is OK, second, I am so sorry about your furbaby - If you go back to my blog and choose the May posts you can read about me losing one of mine - miss her SO much, but I know she is at peace.

WrightStuff said...

You are ready - get out there girl!

Love this :)

Christine said...

lovely sketch, you are ready to put yourself out there, go for it!

janice smith said...

Beautiful work, Debbie! I say go for it! I think your work will be very well received! xo, janice

Carol said...

Love the bird painting!!! Good luck with the church sale. I've done a few...some were a bust and others where ok.. all were fun to do and met some lovely people .

Abigail Davidson said...

I love the color complements in this piece. Beautiful work! Wish you the best of luck!!

Alexandra said...

This is another wonderful piece from you, Debbie. It made me smile. :)
Hugs