I am excited to share a very bright spot in my week. Earlier this month I struck up a conversation with another customer at the beauty salon, telling her about my upcoming art show. She asked to see some of my watercolors, so I brought up some images from my blog on my phone. She was looking for a housewarming present and was interested in the Agave Shadows #2. I quoted her a price, off the cuff, without thinking through the costs of matting and framing.
Afterwards I texted her that I would honor the first price for her, but at the show the price would be higher to cover those costs. We arranged for her to come to the house and I pulled out all my framed pieces and had them displayed. It was an impromptu “open studio” event. I was filled with nervous excitement, you know — the good kind of nervousness — and it went so well. She purchased the two pieces I’ve shown here, and she kindly paid the higher price! I am very grateful for her purchase and also glad to see the paintings go to a good home.
So I have my first collector of my watercolors (other than friends and family who have watercolor gifts) and I was doing the happy dance all day! It’s only two weeks to In the Mix art show (see the right side column for info). I have some framing left to do and also submitting pieces for the juried Arts International show — that deadline is in two days. yikes! with all the back to school activity and yardwork and other life stuff, it’s been a very busy week.
To organize what I have available, I created “Paintings Priced to Collect” a link from the top menu that shows them all in one place with prices for the originals. I have enjoyed creating them, and have learned a lot from the process. I have priced them affordably so that you can have original artwork on your wall that makes you smile! Also 5 x 7 blank cards are available with more designs coming soon, and they frame up nicely in an 8 x 10 mat and frame.