A lucky lady

This Saturday I did my first show, the Fenton Street Market.  It was an awesome day filled with lots of support and enthusiasm for my paintings.  I really feel inspired to keep creating.  And I actually sold two paintings so all-in-all it was a great day.  I love talking to everyone who comes by my booth.  I love talking to the other vendors and getting their input and information on how they handle their sales.   Everyone was very generous with both their time and openness.

What I found out, or possibly already knew, is that selling paintings is going to be hard work.  Even if someone loves my style or a particular painting, it might not be the right size,  or the right color with the right design.  There are so many factors to take into account.  But unfortunately, I cannot know exactly what someone is looking for while I am painting.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if I could?  That is why I  love doing custom work.  The client gets exactly what they want.  I might not be able to be as free with my painting that way but I do love giving a client a painting that they will truly enjoy and display in their home.  I think I need to do a better job telling interested customers that this is something I can do for them.  Sales is not my strong suit!  I need to figure out a way to encourage sales without being pushy.  Nothing I hate more than a pushy salesperson.  Its a total turnoff.

Also, I need to have more products to sell than just paintings.  So I am looking into creating other items with my designs.  More information on that to come.

Anyway, thanks for all of the love.  It means the world to me that I have all of these incredibly supportive friends and family in my life.  I am one lucky lady.

You can always find my latest works for sale on my Etsy site.

About PainterPaige

I am an abstract painter living in the Washington, DC suburbs. I have always loved to create. I won my first art award in 3rd grade for my “Friends with Animals” poster. The prize was $3 and my poster was hung at city hall for a month. It was a huge deal back in elementary school. I started my first business, Paige’s Painted Floorcloths, in 2006 where I hand-painted canvas floorcloths and sold them on my website, paigespaintedfloorcloths.com and at local art shows. My site is still up and custom floorcloths are still available although I gave up selling at shows a couple of years ago. This past year, I picked up a paintbrush and fell in love with painting all over again. This time I decided to stick to abstract painting on canvas. I am loving every minute of it!
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2 Responses to A lucky lady

  1. Wow! Such beautiful work! Congrats on selling work at your show. How about prints of your originals? I love the idea of making different products with you work. Can't wait to see…

  2. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful displays of your artwork. My daughter recently did a few art shows with her photo prints. One sale in 2 shows, she learned an awful lot from so many other vendors. Now she has a clearer direction to take her work as well. Thank you for sharing your great photos.

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