It's Time to Show and Sell Your Artwork
Okay, so you’ve been dabbling in art for a while now. You’ve filled up the walls of your house and there’s a stash of finished canvases leaning in your garage or spare bedroom.
You might be wondering, “What am I going to do with all of this?”
You’ve probably had a friend or family member offer to pay you for one of your pieces or you’ve been “commissioned” by someone who wants you to paint a scene from his memory or her dog.
Do you know what this means?
It’s time to start showing your art and making some money.
For many of you, this statement might cause your heart to pound a little. You’re thinking, I’m not ready!
I’m here to tell you that you are ready. Yes, you. The one who could only draw stick figures. The one who didn’t believe she was artistic. Yep — you. You’re ready.
You don’t need a degree or formal training to be ready. You just need to produce work that someone might want. And you’ve already proven that that’s the case because here you are, still reading — something must be resonating.
So, I’m going to give you some advice to get you going and guess what? It’s not to start a website or upload stuff on Etsy. Not yet. You don’t have to do any “computery stuff” at first.
The first thing you need to do is to create a series of work. You’ve probably been a dabbler, trying out different mediums, showcasing a variety of subjects, and sampling several styles. But if you’re serious about showing your work and making some money with it, it’s time to focus. Show some consistency. That doesn’t mean you have to start over. You may already have started a series of work and you didn’t know it. Take a look at all of your past work and see if any themes are present. Do you tend to paint natural landscapes? Portraits? Do you have two or three pieces that are whimsical, colorful and fun? If you see something that ties a few pieces together, then there you go — the beginnings of a series.
There are several other tips and tricks that I would like to share with you about how to prepare yourself and your artwork for both showing and selling. For even the novice artist, this workshop will lead you through step-by-step on everything you need to know. You will also learn how to price your artwork, talk about your artwork and even how to shop for the perfect gallery to represent you. I know that it seems a bit daunting but I promise to hold your hand and walk you through everything because those heaps of artwork need to be hanging in someone’s home or business!
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