Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sell Yourself

When the occasion allows me to take small finished paintings to a location, I will do just that. If I can pull my car in close to the area I am going to paint at, I just simply unload my gear and park the car later. I try to travel as light as possible at a paint out as to make my trip to my location easy. I always take note cards for sale to every paint out just in case I run into art lovers that happen to stop by and admire my artwork. Besides a good conversation with my visitors I am also handing out my business cards and explaining the process of en plein air. The sale of note cards is always a good way for customers to not only have your paintings in print form, but the fact that they will be sending your cards to friends and family. There is a description of the paintings on the card and my web site address on the back side. I also promote my web site address with two small signs that I hang on the sides of my easel for those shy art lovers that like to watch from a distance. The signs that I made fit perfectly in the easel when I am not using it. The more you try to get your name out there the more people will remember you and your trade. I don't know how many times I've heard people say "" that's easy to remember. Now Let's Paint!

My note cards fit perfectly in my easel.

Painting at the Withlacoochee River while customers look through my browse box.

Here I am painting at Rainbow Springs March 5th with the Ocala Plein Air Painters.

16x20 acrylics on canvas.