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jimwhalen
03-23-2014, 08:25 AM
I had my art show/sale in my home yesterday. I sent out over 50 invitations and I had 45 pieces for sale. I had no idea what to expect, because I'nve never done anything like this before.

Only 12 folks showed up...but they were serious collectors. I sold 7 paintings, which is more than I had even imagined would sell.

Imagine me doing a Happy Artist Dance!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2014/1121432-1-P1040231.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2014/1121432-1-P1040233.JPG

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lazyrider
03-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Congrats on your exhibition and sales Jim.
I like the yellow, black and white one on the column. (Pic 2).

phil

birdhs
03-23-2014, 09:51 AM
What a great idea! But my little old house does not show off the art as well as yours does.

congratulations on the sales!
good to know there are still smart folks out there.

Yorky
03-23-2014, 11:40 AM
What a lovely collection in a lovely setting. Congratulations on your sales. I like that large abstract in the second photo.

Doug

ChristyQ
03-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Congrats on the sales! Your home looks like a gallery too lol

Katie Black
03-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Fantastic!....that's a LOT of paintings to sell for your first Home show, you must be thrilled, and feeling extremely motivated, I'm so happy for you :clap:

aquabone
03-23-2014, 12:42 PM
that is AWESOME!!
Congratz to you!
and what a great idea :thumbsup:


aquabone.

abstractca
03-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Glad it worked out so well for you, Congratulations on all of your sales!!

artbymdp
03-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Congratulations on your sales (not a surprise given the quality of your work). Your customers are probably dancing too. Congrats also to thinking out of the box for showing and selling your work.

laf.art
03-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Well done, great news with the sales. Your home looks like the perfect place to exhibit

Hairy wolf
03-23-2014, 01:48 PM
MAZAL TOV JIM!!

Can't beat that feeling of satisfaction.

Hairy wolf
03-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Hey, you should know that you've done a heck of a lot better than Vincent Van Gogh (your favorite quote..). He only sold one single painting in his lifetime for the equivalent of just about one buck. And the buyer was a Belgian lady artist who bought it because she felt sorry for him, not because she liked it.

Ishka Baha
03-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Congratulations Jim. Lucky customers.

jimwhalen
03-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Thanks for all your congrats and kind words.

The biggest surprise of the day was that I sold the very first painting I did when I began painting again in 2008. I really was not keen on selling it, but I did not want to move it because of it's large size and it hung in a difficult area to reach over a staircase. So, I put a very large price on it, one that would make me want to let it go and worth the effort to move. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would sell, but it did!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2014/1121432-1-P1040240.JPG

trufflecat
03-24-2014, 09:52 AM
Congrats to you, Jim! The space looks terrific. No wonder you sold so many pieces - Still, selling 7 is quite an accomplishment in this art market. It's so interesting that you sold a large piece for a hefty price. I've heard that sometimes a higher price makes the buyer value it more. Strange how these things work. You deserve the recognition - your work is wonderful.

jimwhalen
03-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Thank you,Susan. You say the kindest things. I am still in shock over the number of sales!

jimwhalen
03-24-2014, 10:41 AM
WC database is messing up again!

davefriend
03-24-2014, 12:05 PM
An exuberant congratulations Jim. That is a great sales success story and you have a very nice place to show your art! I am so glad you are having such a good experience. :clap: :clap:

jimwhalen
03-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Thanks so much, Dave.

AprilJoy
03-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Jim, so glad to see that someone tried this idea and had such amazing success with it at the same time.
Congratulations- well done!

jimwhalen
03-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Thanks so much, April.

Jon
03-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Congratulations, Jim!

jimwhalen
03-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Thank you, John.

mihaela
03-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Congratulations for the great news! You very much deserve all these sales, your work speaks for itself. My favourite pieces are the larger abstract in the third pic and the abstracted Quijote illustration. Hopefully this is the beginning of other wonderful experiences of this kind!

jimwhalen
03-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Thanks for such kind words mihaela!

Trier
03-25-2014, 11:06 PM
Congratulations, Jim!

Feels great to have one of the good guys win one! May it continue.

Regards,
Trier

jimwhalen
03-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the congrats and the kind words, Trier.

Fox_eNova
03-27-2014, 04:53 PM
What a great idea, Home gallery.
You have some real nice works displayed in a great place.
Congrats on the sales.