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Saturday, May 10, 2008

PinkTulip - SOLD

Pink Tulip Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 8" SOLD at $20.00 plus shipping. Something soft and simple today. My granddaughter clipped the tulip for me from her mama's garden, and I set it across my little white bowl. I always have trouble with all the curves, but this one turned out pretty well. Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Late Light - NA

Late Light Oil on Canvas Board, 12" x 16" Not Available. You know the light that shines in your eyes in the late afternoon, back lighting whatever you see? That's what I was after here, using a photo I took at Fairways Condominiums, where I lived in Maryland. I love that late afternoon light. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Soft Pansies - NA

Soft Pansies / Diptych
6" x 8" each piece, 8" x 12" total
Not Available, Gone in for Revision.

These will be sold together, and are intended to be framed side by side. However, the buyer of the set may certainly decide to hang them separatedly as well. They will work independently. Thanks for looking, and thanks to Jill for the photos of her pansies. Aren't they delicate?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Frosted Purple - SOLD

Frosted Purple Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16" SOLD at $145 plus shipping. The canvas panel I used for this one had a smooth weave to the fabric, so I was able to do some precise work on this with nice blending. You can click on the photo to see the brush work. The flower in the photo I used had this wonderful white blue frosted look to it, and I was able to paint that in. The background is a flat gray green, very pale. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Crazy Red - SOLD

Crazy Red Oil on Canvas Board, 12" x 16" SOLD at $145 plus shipping. Okay, deep breath, here we go with the new price structure. This one has a base of $.80 an inch, and I've put it on the low end of the slide. Red irises, yes. I wanted to do something with a variety of reds today, so here's a rich red color scheme. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Iris for Anne - SOLD

Iris for Anne Oil on Stretched Canvas, 20" x 20" SOLD at $125.00 plus $25.00 shipping. This is a repeat of the square Garden Iris form the other day. It takes awhile to cover this large a canvas, so I've actually been working on it for two days. It was done as a promise at the old prices. Figuring under my new pricing structure, it would be somewhere between $267 and $294. I'd probably price it at $270. (Just getting you used to the new prices. Some of my collectors have told me they have sticker shock, LOL.) Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Touch of Gold - Revised and SOLD

Touch of Gold 16" x 20" on Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas Revised and SOLD. (See December 30, 2008) The gallery wrap on this one is 1.5", buyer to specify color for the wrap. No frame necessary. This was an older painting that I really liked. I was especially happy with the way the top of the trees are in the light, and the shadow is falling across the bottoms. I revised it, changed a few things and am offering it again. When I bought this canvas, I didn't know what "Gallery Wrap" was, and thought it was just an extra deep canvas. So the wrapped edges were not painted, and can be painted to fit with the buyer's decor in whatever color of your choice. I've been told so many times over the past few months that my prices are too low, in spite of the fact that I've been slowly raising them. I got some coaching about this from a fellow daily painter, who does awesome work, Jimmy Longacre, who tells me that one professional way to go is by assigning a $/per square inch base price with fluctuation for size. Then once you have a base price for the size, there's a 5% slide on either side for complexity and difficulty level. It DOES make sense. new pricing structure, very mathematical (I won't tell you how much time I spent with the calculator) is basically this: $1.00 per square inch is my base. Smaller pieces go up to $1.40, and the larger pieces go down to $.60 per inch. A couple of examples, small, medium and large: 5" x 7" = 35 in. x 1.40 per inch= $49.00, slide is $46 to $52 10" x 12" = 120 in. x 1.00 per inch= $120.00, slide is $114 to $126 30" x 32" = 960 in. x .60 per inch= $576.00, slide is $547 to $604 The smaller pieces stay more of less in my current range, but my larger ones will certainly be more. For example, tomorrow this painting posted would be priced at (base of $.80 for 16" x 20") $250. (The slide is $243 to $269). I really don't think this is exhorbitant, and I can't imagine anyone minding paying $.80 per inch of work for a painting. So you see, this one is a "deal." Thanks for looking, and thanks for the patronage, always.
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