Day 5Today was the day of the infamous "Quick Draw." The morning was spent framing everything so I didn't have to worry about it in the evening. There's nothing like being free of responsibility for at least a little while when it comes to these events, if even for a short while.
We had 1.5 hours to execute our quick-draw for the event. I actually shaved off even more time for this one because after I set up in the desired spot, I realized I had the wrong sized panel in my box for my frame! So I had to race back to my car, grab an 8x10" panel and run back to my set-up, losing about 20 minutes in the process. So technically I executed this one in a little more than an hour. Pretty successful of a painting of this complexity for the time spent. I packed up as quick as I could to run back to the park where we were supposed to set up our painting for display and sale.
Day 6The first day of the sale was a good test to see whether or not my strategy of painting a lot of small "affordable" works to show as many as possible. I would say it worked out well for me. After doing so many events where so few paintings sold, it was nice to see some come off the walls. On this day I sold "Coffee Cowboy," "Swift Silhouettes," and "Poppy-Art."
Day 7The next day was the 4th of July holiday, which brought many more people to downtown and the event with it. This meant many more sales to make up for yesterday's thinner sales for the other artists. I sold "Lyrical Liquid" and "The Final Capture" early in the morning, but I think I was too engrossed in the painting I did to try and sell a whole lot to the passer-by's. This painting took me all day to do, but I was happy enough with the results.
The Journey Home
Drawings For Sale
Prints For Sale