View Full Version : Hoorah! I SOLD 4 PAINTINGS TODAY!

pastel lover
06-06-2010, 10:08 PM
Hi Everyone,

:clap: Just had to share my good news. The art association I belong to had their annual "Art in the Park" event today and I sold 4 paintings! I am thrilled to say the least.
It was a wonderful day with beautiful weather & a beautiful spot on the river walk plus we had television coverage so I have the opportunity to have my work on TV News. Of course, the best part was the sales. So excited just had to share.


Winny Kerr
06-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Congratulations....that is awesome. Show us which one's?

06-06-2010, 10:20 PM

pastel lover
06-06-2010, 10:27 PM
Hi Winny,

Thanks for the congrats. I would love to show them to you but I don't have any pictures - it never occurred to me I wouldn't have the paintings when I came home. Oops.


06-06-2010, 11:32 PM

What sold? Landscapes? Figure? Abstracts? What sizes?

I am trying so hard to increase my usual plein air sizes (traditionally small) to be larger, when actually what I sell the most are 4x6 to 5x7. Some think it's the economy, some think it's the many large windows in today's homes which limit wall space.

Thanks for responding. I'm always analyzing.

06-06-2010, 11:48 PM
Congratulations Tanja! Well deserved, your work is beautiful! I'm very very happy for you!
Chuas :) :heart: :)

pastel lover
06-07-2010, 12:11 AM
Hi Potoma,

Thanks for the congrats. 1 still life - 16"x20", 2 florals - 12"x16" ea. & 1 sea shell - mini approx 4"x5". The only common thread in all pieces was they were all high contrast. Hope that helps.


pastel lover
06-07-2010, 12:16 AM
Hi Chuas,



Paula Ford
06-07-2010, 03:05 AM
HOLY COW!! Congratulations!!

06-07-2010, 06:03 AM
Wonderful, congratulations!


06-07-2010, 08:18 AM
stop the presses!
send up the rockets!

:} Ed

06-07-2010, 09:04 AM
Terrific! Great job!


06-07-2010, 09:52 AM
This is awesome news!

Congratulations Tanja!

It is so good to see people selling work during this recession.

Were they all framed, or were they matted and in a clear bag?


06-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Congratulations, Tanja! That's no surprise when I look at the paintings in your signature -- you're really good. Awesome!

Potoma, that makes sense because if someone buys art once, they will buy art again and shortly start to run out of wall space. I've run out of wall space so it's not likely I'll buy anything much bigger than 5" x 7" now.

06-07-2010, 11:19 AM
Thank you so much for the breakdown. Wonderful that most were large, but there was the small, too.

I agree, Robert - many art lovers run out of wall space! I have, too! I hang/store my art on nails behind doors!

06-07-2010, 12:54 PM
Tanja, Wow-Congrats! What a great way to sell work through your art association and get TV coverage-AWESOME!


06-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Awesome, congrats. james

pastel lover
06-07-2010, 05:24 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for the congratulations, well wishes & kind comments. I really, really appreciate it. The folks here at WC are always ready to celebrate with you have something to celebrate or ready with a helpful suggestion & a supportive comment when you are having trouble with something....YOU GUYS ARE JUST AWESOME!

Paula, Charlie, Maryinasia, Ed, Robin & James - thank you all for the kind congratulations.
Sara - thank you & the were all framed.
Robert - thank you for the congrats & the kind compliment. That means a lot as I greatly admire your work.
Jennylynne - thank you & yes, our art association is great & very, very active! This day was a good promo opportunity for all of us & there were sales for other members as well. The TV coverage was a welcome bonus for getting our group introduced to a much larger area.


Mary Brigid
06-07-2010, 05:48 PM
Congratulations Tanja. I am thrilled for you but not surprised at all. Your work is very lovely
Mary Brigid

06-07-2010, 06:23 PM
Wow! Congratulations Tanja! What a high you must be on now. Here's to many more sales!

06-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Congratulations! Wonderful news! You might consider photographing your paintings now so you have a record of your artwork in the future. And you DO make beautiful works! I only started composing a portfolio of my paintings two years ago, after my daughter showed me how to use an ipod! Now I can sell them and still have images to show if I need to.:D

06-07-2010, 10:31 PM
Congratatulatios!!!! I am so happy for you. It's really exciting to sell one let alone four in one go! Jen

pastel lover
06-08-2010, 12:16 AM
Hello All,

Thank you to everyone for their congratulations & kind comments. I really appreciate it.

Mary - thanks so much for the congrats & the kind comments on my work. I really appreciate it & I always look forward to your posts & always learn something from your critques.
Ruthie - thank you & yes, I am on "cloud 9"!
Drusilla - thanks for the congrats & comments. I confess, I feel like a complete dolt. I usually photograph everything as soon as it is finished. But with this show, I was out of time & just framed them instead. Next time I will start preparations earlier (or so I tell myself) leaving plenty time for photographing, etc. Yeah, sure I will.
Jen - thanks so much & yes, that kind of sales opportunity does not come for me very often.


Selahs art
06-08-2010, 12:32 AM


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06-08-2010, 10:35 PM
Wow! Four paintings in one day! What a thrill that must be!


pastel lover
06-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Hi Guys,

Retha & Maria - thanks so much!
Don - yes, I was thrilled as sales have been kinda slow locally for quite some time.