Gourds From Georgia
This is a piece I finished last fall and put it away, because I just didn't like it. But when I looked at it again yesterday, I realized what was wrong, because now I'm a year smarter. It needed the punch of some more colors, so when I finished I thought it looked pretty good. What do you think?
This was one I worked on this week. Do you recognize that bowl? My sister Ellen made it in college, but it lives here now. I love the irregularities in finish.
A good friend told me she had been to a marketing class and was told that an artist needed to start a following by selling very cheap, small paintings until people would accept paying more for larger work. So today I was admiring Tracy Helgeson's beautiful, softly colored paintings and pastels on her blog, and I tried to do something similar. Mine is only 5x7, I don't know why it looks so huge here. Well, it doesn't look like Tracy's, but I think it might be ok. And I wanted an excuse to use some of the light molding paste I've had sitting here. Has anyone tried this strategy on ebay or etsy?