Thursday, May 19, 2016

Displaying Art in Model Homes


Artists need to be as flexible as possible regarding opportunities to sell artwork.  My husband and I recently jumped on the opportunity to hang artwork in a model condominium that is for sale in our town.  The furnishings are included in the price of the model home, and hopefully, the future owners will decide to purchase some of our artwork that was hand picked for the space.

  Since the condominiums are on the Connecticut shoreline, they are being advertised as great weekend escapes for people living in nearby cities, like New York and Boston.  With the potential client in mind, we chose artwork with either a beachy or outdoorsy feel.

For interested art buyers, we left a framed a price list on display as well as greeting cards with our artwork and websites listed on them.  The future "Open Houses" will also be a great way for us to meet potential art buyers.  A girls night out is also planned for the condominium in which I will be able to talk about our artwork.  Let's see what happens.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Painting: "Last Blush" Oil on Linen, 10" x 8"

Every year I look forward to watching the daffodils spring forth in my front yard.  These daffodils were left by the previous owner who passed away, but her flowers come back to life every year.  I'll have to wait for next year to paint them again since these were some of the last to flower.  Now I'm looking forward to painting the lilac that is almost fully blossomed and teeming with flowers this year.  This painting will be on display at the Old Lyme Country Club, CT this summer.

I found a more pleasing composition by slightly changing the flower arrangement in my painting.  The middle flower was raised in the painting in order to create a more dynamic triangular shape. I also changed the relative dimensions to make sure that the painting fit properly on my canvas.   For purchase information, click here.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Painting: "Bright as Sunlight", Oil, 22" x 19"

I've always enjoyed gazing at flower paintings.  They immortalize the flowers that will inevititably wilt and die. 

I began this painting from life.  I eventually had to step away and revisit the painting with fresh eyes in order to make the final touches.  For purchase information, click here.