||[Mar. 27th, 2003|09:53 pm]
I like painting on wood! It feels very natural and the surface is much smoother than canvas. I like having the bark still on the wood - it's kinda neat =)|
Click below to see the finished piece!
Oooh! I love it! I always like watching you paint too! =)
2003-03-27 08:50 pm (UTC)
You got that wood from Michaels? I don't think they have that at the Michaels where I live, ::pouts:: I REALLY love that though, it is TOO cute. It looks as though she is in a frame sort of, because of the shape.
Yep - they have them in the "crafts" section, rather than the "arts" section. It's like by the wooden boxes and dollhouse furniture and stuff. I think it is neat how all of the panels are different since they're from natural trees (so some are wider or more pointy, etc.). I also like how they don't need to be framed! When I put her on eBay I'm going to include a saw-toothed hanger and screws so the lucky winner can display her on the wall with ease =)
2003-03-27 11:49 pm (UTC)
Speaking of smooth and glossy woodsy stuff, ever thought of painting wooden boxes, like jewelry boxes or something? That way, even if people have run out of room on their walls they can still display your art work in their homes!!! Also furniture, my god the list is endless. People would ADORE to have custom hand painted furniture by you. My friend in California does that, and she sold one of her chairs last week for almost a grand!!! And she isn't as HALF as good as you are...seriously..=)
By the way, what do use for shipping and packaging supplies, because I need some suggestions on the best way to ship art and where to get the stuff. Any advice would be VERY much appreciated..=)
I'm definitely planning on painting some wooden boxes - small ones, like jewelry boxes or hat boxes.
I'd love to paint some furniture to sell, but since I mostly sell online I don't want to mess with shipping something that big, lol. Someday I would like to have a small gallery, and I could have some stuff like that then!
Oops! I sent that before I could address you shipping questions!
I mostly sell prints and smaller paintings on eBay - like 8"x10" or so. Most of my paintings are on flat pieces of canvas rather than stretched. I cut (or rather, my husband Matt cuts) stiff cardboard (like backing board or corrugated cardboard) to keep the pieces from being bent. I put the smaller pieces into "sheet protectors" which are clear envelope like things from Office Max first, usually along with a business card, and then I slip it into a big brown Kraft envelope (a 9.5"x12.5") along with the cardboard and seal it with packing tape. No casualties so far! It's a pretty easy and safe way to ship smaller work.
Most of my larger pieces are also on flat canvas so they can be rolled safely. I then ship them in art mailing tubes, and I make sure to seal the ends with packing tape. For stretched canvases I usually buy huge corrugated cardboard sheets from Michael's (you have to ask for them from the framing department) and Matt will make nifty little custom crates for the stretched canvases. I first wrap them in bubble wrap, then I stick them in the crates, and then I wrap them in brown Kraft paper and seal it all with an inordinate amount of shipping tape =)
Once we move and I'll have so much more room for storage I'm going to start buying more official shipping materials (so we don't have to spend so much time cutting boards and boxes with exacto knives) in bulk, probably from somewhere like http://www.clearbags.com
. It will be a lot cheaper that way too!
Thanks!!!! I've got another wood panel now too (a more rectangular one this time) and I'll probably get to paint on it tonight!
Thank you! I'm very pleased with how she turned out. I just put the last coat of varnish and it looks so nice and smooth and glossy! I can't wait to paint some more =)
I'll probably stick to woodsy-foresty-themes for them (since that matches the bark and natural feel of the panels). I'll probably call them "Faery Woods" or "Wood Faeries" or something like that =)
Oh wow...that is SO lovely!!
Id never think wood would be so pleasant to paint on!! :)
OOOH, go back to Michaels and go to the gardeny statue section, theyve got these ceramic MUSHROOMS that you stick in the ground, I am sooo in love with them I bought enough to make faerie rings on all the trees in my neighborhood!! And they are on sale right now too!!!
Those are sooo cute! I can't wait until I have a yard someday and a garden so I can do fun things like that!
I love it! The wood just fits perfectly with your paintings...the fairy is a cutie too. :)
She's very pretty! I really like the look of the wood edge :)
that turned out really nice, ill have to try one someday.