Sunday, February 8, 2009

Finally....finished "Peppers"

"Peppers" 12 x 16 pastel on Wallis paper

I decided I wanted to make the background darker, but now I have 2 corners dark and 2 corners light. It's better to have 3 of one kind, 1 different. But it's something to think of for the next piece.

I also finished the shadows on the right side. I was cautioned to not get too much detail in the darks, and to keep the detail in the light. So it was a little back and forth to get those just right.

This will be uploaded to Imagekind for prints and note cards, and to Etsy, Yessy, and 1000Markets. 1KM is my new favorite site...I haven't sold anything there yet but I love the look and feel of it.

Next in my pastel journey I will be working with glass....at least it won't die!

8 comments:

Ana Tirolese said...

I think it looks very nice.

Ann said...

This is a lovely piece - wonderful color!
I am curious about your various selling venues - do you have a favorite site or are you still testing the waters? All of your shops look great.

Jeanette said...

Its lovely. The peppers simply glow with colour. You always make me want to get out my pastels and have a go!

Aarti Harish said...

Wow..this is just amazing..

B Boylan said...

Hi Cindy,
I really love this one. The peppers seem to glow within, a nice way to give them depth! Very, very nice!

Marsha Robinett said...

You want me to start working in colored pencil. I too am interested in hearing more about your selling venues. How are they working and which would you recommend. I know from your past posts that you were testing a few for a class you were giving I believe.?

Cindy said...

Thank you Ana! Thanks for stopping in!

Hi Ann! I sell two big categories of things online....vintage items and artwork. Within those two categories I have different items. For instance in my artwork I have fiber art and fine art.

What I find is that different items sell better on different sites. So far my best site for sales in Vintage items is Etsy, which is my Corn Street Vintage shop.

For my artwork my best sales have been my Etsy shop, Littleton Studio. I've sold mostly fiber art things, but also a couple of nice sales of artwork.

I order my art note cards at cost from my Imagekind shop and I love the product. They also have a small but good community of artists and I've joined several groups for a little more visibility.

I think the shop that holds the most promise is 1000Markets.com. I have yet to have a sale but it's a really new site. It's easy to navigate, set up shop, and they also have the feature of joining markets. I am part of a market that is working on setting up their marketplace called Rocky Mountain Market, Artists with High Altitude.

Cindy said...

Hi Jeanette! One of these days you're gonna tell me you are working in pastels...I can feel it!

Thank you Aarti! Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Please come back again...

Thank you Ms B! It's always a pleasure to hear from you. As you know you are very special to my artwork.

Hi Marsha! So nice to hear from you. Hope all is well with your world. This piece is pastel, not colored pencil...but I think you should give color a try. You have such a terrific eye for value that I think color would be a snap for you.