Sunday, March 7, 2010

Art Expo note - selling your best piece first

I'm back from Toronto and the Art Expo and half my stuff is still on the back porch because I haven't had a chance to put it away yet, the studio is a bit of a disaster, and I think I'm totally out of clean clothes. Overall the whole trip went well, and I expect to be posting more details later, but for now the one thing I'd like to post about is what happens when you sell your best piece at the beginning of a show, which is what happened to me at the Art Expo.

Knowing that Red Scarf Expedition was my best new piece, and possibly one of the best paintings I've ever done, I had put it front and center in my booth, which looked great: 


Obviously, I was really happy to sell it on Friday morning, but that suddenly left me with my primary display space all empty and 3 full days to go. I did shift things around, but it just felt like my booth wasn't as impressive anymore. I was also a little bit sad to see it go, since I hadn't really had a chance to get to know it yet. I guess the moral of the story is that for my next shows, I'll just have to do more best paintings ever. Haha. Yeah, that's so easy to do...

Anyway, next up for me is to add a new paintings to the website that haven't made it up yet, add the new galleries that will be carrying my work, and finish putting away all of my show stuff.