Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Freesias and a Neat Product
5x7in oil on canvas panel $100
Beautiful freesias bouquet from Trader Joe's in Albuquerque.
I love having friends who travel up there and bring me
back flowers to paint..
This demo shows a bit more detail than the last floral I posted.
But still trying to only suggest the outer flowers by
shape and color.
I want to share a wonderful product from
Fine Art Name Plates
When I had my bird nest show last year I had a very large
painting of a Sandhill Cranes's nest and ordered a name
plate for it. See below.
This is what the owner came up with for me. He placed a
beautiful Sandhill Crane on the plate.The people who bought it
were just as thrilled with the name plate as they were with the
painting. They said it added a lot of class.
I truly believe it helped sell the expensive painting...and for
a very small amount of money.
The company has different sizes, prices and different shapes
Yes- that is a Twachtman plate at the bottom.
They also have an excellent clientele which they would not
have if they did bad work. I thought I would pass it
on as everything I have had a plate made for, has sold.
Maybe the plate had something to do with it?
The gallery I am in loves them.
And just in case you are wondering
...no-one in my family owns the business!!!!
Labels: blog. daily painter., Fine Art Name Plates, floral, Freesia, impressionism. julie ford oliver, oil on canvas
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.