Every now and then I get a little obsession that leads me to compulsively paint in a subject or style for a while that is a different direction than my usually work. This is a good thing I feel. I don’t like to feel restricted, but more it keeps me exploring different techniques and medias and subjects; it keeps me playing. Very often I will learn something that i then incorporate into my work, something that becomes part of my style, influencing my future art. In this way, playing with my art helps my art evolve. Those who follow my art would say these works are still recognizably mine. My landscapes will not match many sofas, if I paint an egg, its a might feel like the egg is a bit aggressive. A colleagu, who I am not sure really loves my art, remarked yesterday, that my art no matter what else always moves him.
But I have a stack of paintings of tangerines, and older paintings of big eye girls I no longer display, my choir boy sketches, my Catalina series, my pub series, and many that don’t fall into any other catagory that I would just not display at galleries at this point. I have plenty of big eyes, and more current portraitists and my bunnies and silhouettes to keep the gallery walls full for a long long time. I am going to clearance out my less expensive older works and anything that doesn’t fit into what I would currently show at any of the galleries. I will be having a sale on etsy. I will list them on facebook as I go, but I am thinking of a deep clearance, selling most of them for about $40 plus shipping or less. If they don’t sell within a short time I will simply plaint over them and save myself the money of a new canvas. So it will be in fact a going going gone sale. So keep your eye out. Follow me on Etsy. My store there is https://www.etsy.com/shop/KatinkabelleArt
I have listed one small watercolor and one charcoal sketch on ebay.
Click here to visit the auction http://www.ebay.com/usr/katinkabelleart
In the past I have had tried several online forums for selling my art, from having my own online store, to Etsy, to Fine Arts America, and Ebay. Ebay was not only the easiest for me but also the most successful. One thing I found though is you have to be consistent. Posting a painting ever few months might work ok, but having a work or two constantly up, and another set to go when one closes seems to help a lot. That way people who like your work can follow you and see new works.
I have an online friend who I met because she was also selling her art on ebay. She was been much better at being consistent and when a work of hers goes up the bidding wars begin. I was lucky enough to get a few of her paintings before the rest of the world knew about her. Her name is Kim Keek and we had some of her paintings in Brazen Arts Gallery last year.
I have decided to commit to three months of ebay art listings starting at $1 each. On top of that every time an artworks bids go over $20 I will list an additional work starting at one buck. I will do my best to list at least one thing a week. I will be listing things that will ship in the smaller USPS flat rate boxes or envelopes to keep the postage costs down as well, so shipping will be only $6. Included in what I will be selling will be sketches, 5×7 watercolors, tiny canvas paintings and some trading card paintings. I love the idea of art being affordable and being able to offer something at every price level.
I will try to put up the listings on my facebook page as well as here but if you don’t want to miss any you should follow me on ebay. My ID is katinkabelleart.
Saturday morning Mirth left my place and moved into her new home with her new friend darling. Here she is on the mantle there. I love seeing photos of my artwork when it successfully finds the right home! Darlene has always wanted to collect art and fell in love with Mirth. I think Mirth loves her back.
He has a hole where his heart should be, but he is more whole and capable than he realizes, maybe he should howl a bit at that moon.
Tin Man is acrylic on watercolor paper. about 7.5×11
Some paths must be taken alone.
Acrylic on Canvas 20×20 $175.
Who is your someone special you would love to watch the moonrise with on a hot summer night?
Acrylic on 16×20 Canvas. $160.