Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grease and Getting Serious

"Three Pink Ladies"
oil on Arches oil paper, 9 x 7 inches. Image size 8.5 x 6.5 inches
 ...And three more Pink Ladies, because I couldn't resist:

What child of the 80's did not watch this movie a thousand times? I wonder if my daughter will get it at all when her time comes. 'Where are their cell phones, mommy?' I can hear it now...

My waxing nostalgic aside, I have a serious topic to broach today: the price of art. Now that I'm placing my work in galleries, it's been pointed out to me that my internet-friendly prices are no longer appropriate. Yes, paintings are selling, but collectors are wondering why my prices are so low - what's wrong with the work?

In advertising, sales, and the art world, numbers and the image they convey matter. 

So yes, there will still be internet-exclusive deals, Etsy shop coupon codes, and one-dollar auctions promoted here and on my Facebook page, but my prices will be changing as of July 1st. 

If you have some advice or a comment about pricing, selling, or the awesomeness of Grease, don't hesitate to leave it below!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I will comment on the awesomeness of Grease. I love that movie. I watched it with my daughter a few years ago and quickly remembered how racy it is and ended up aborting that attempt. For future reference 9 years old is too young for Grease. Now that she is in middle school and is exposed to much worse I may try watching it with her again.

Totally unrelated to Grease, I absolutley love your work, Sarah.