I posted some time back about a bunch of new canvases I had drawn designs on, and now they have been finished. I had another festival event last night, but no sales. However, I am learner to improve my table set up and preparing to get a tent and lights for other events.
In the meantime, here are all the new pieces.
I have yet to paint the dragons I have on two other canvases, and I have some more realistic paintings I’m working on for a rabbit rescue organization in my area. I had several people ask me about painting their dogs, so that may be another avenue I will be working with as I get more canvases.
Sorry for the long wait between posts. I had to deal with the death of my Grandmother a few weeks back, and a lot has been going on after that. I will dedicate a post to her soon. I’m just not ready yet. Have to get everything written down for it.
In the meantime, I did get myself an Instagram account to spread my work out in the world. You can find me at the screen name “angela_deriso“. If you want updated art on the go, that’s where I’ll be posting it.
I’ve been working on some new pieces on canvases ranging from 11″ x 14″ to 12″ x 16”, and larger. Here are a few unpainted but drawn designs I have going at the moment.
And since I had extra canvases… Dragons. 😀 I’m excited to see how they’ll turn out.
I also ended up making a gift of one of my paintings to my brother. He has loved my previous octopi paintings, so I sent him one in secret! He loved it, and called me just to say so. Definitely going to be trying this color scheme with a few other octopi.
I have been working on all of these in the last week, and my wrist has been twinging. Went and got a wrist wrap-thing to help. Only problem is that I can’t wear it to do the work. It restricts mobility somewhat.
Last week’s 3rd Friday went well again, though the turnout was a bit less on account of rainy weather. Sold about half my stuff, and still made decent cash. Instead of going nuts with the small canvases each month, I’m planning to have other products with artwork printed on them for each event, and to expand my overall base of sales. Going to try small quantities at first to see how each product type does.
In the meantime, here are photos from that evening. They are a bit low quality due to glare and my phone.
I have also done some updating to the pages on the site. The Pricing & Shipping page now has information for the canvas paintings, commissions, shipping, etc. The Portfolio page has been edited to reflect my best paintings, and a new page (Color Pencil) has been added for information and examples of my color pencil work.
I have to get busy painting, and figuring out the other products, costs, etc.
I have been so busy painting like a machine this month for an upcoming event. I had several sets of cards printed of my new paintings, and I’ve been packaging some original drawings for sale as well. Only recently finished. I also had a decent job interview with a paint & sip place that’s going to be opening locally. If all goes well, I’m hoping I’ll be one of the art instructors there.
I just updated the pricing/shipping page to include specs for acrylic paintings. I still love my colored pencil work, but the paintings seem to be the better sellers at this point.
I only have a few things left to get for the event. I’m hoping we don’t get rained out, since it has been very stormy this week.
Here are some photos of the stuff I have ready.
Okay, that’s it for a quick update. If you want to see me, or buy anything you see here, my table will be in front of Cafe Orlando on Main St. in Safety Harbor on Friday (July 17th-this coming week) from 4pm-10pm. See you there!