Saturday, January 10, 2015

Progress on "Literary" and my painting buddy

Moving on to a new painting in the series, similar to the one I just finished up. I started this one ads a little treat to myself after working on pricing. Did you know I hate pricing? Probably the hardest part of being an artist (for me) is figuring out how much to charge.

You can go to Michael's and get a glorified color copy in a plastic frame for $70. And it looks nice enough, really. But it's a glorified color copy in a plastic frame. Why do I mention this? Is this really my "competition?" In more expensive than the print. But I'm way cheaper than most artists you'll find.

Its important to me to be affordable, but I do put in a lot of work. And I've been doing this for a while now. Over ten years since graduating.

I'm procrastinating actually setting my prices. I think I've got it figured out, but I have to make sure.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


The newest painting in the series earlier today. I'm just past two hours in on the painting phase. Probably about 3.5-4 hours total so far. Maybe another six until I'm finished? I usually don't keep very good track, but I'm trying to for curiosity's sake.


Another snip of progress on my newest painting in the series...