Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Happy Pumpkin Offering

The original of this painting was sold several years ago to a private collector. It was one of my favorite paintings and led to my "Scratching the Surface" experimental series.

"Happy Pumpkin" 7 x 7" Digital Download
Click Here to Purchase $5

Suggested frame from
You can mat and frame with the text....

.....or not!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Download of Original Paintings

I've been looking for a way to leverage the over 400 images I have of my original oil paintings for additional income. Some of my paintings I could have sold many times over, and I'm very grateful they have found good homes.

On Etsy I've been seeing sellers start to sell their work digitally and thought I would give it a try, but add something a little different with the quote to go with the image. When you download it you could choose to mat over the text, or to display the text as well (see the second image.) My signature on my original paintings are scratched into the paint, so I have added a digital signature.

The jpeg image file can be printed professionally or printed at home if you have a good printer.

When you purchase on Etsy they provide you with a download button, so as soon as you pay you have instant access to one jpeg image file. 

You can use the image for your personal projects, like wall art for your home or a gift, greeting cards to send to your friends, or create a fabric transfer for a tote bag or apron. 

I'll let you know how this goes! 

"Blush" 7 x 7 (including text) downloadable print
Click here to purchase - $5

Framing suggestion by

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rembrance, Yellow Roses

"Remembrance" 5 x 7" oil on canvas
Shown with a virtual gold frame, black or white would also work

I haven't been painting much...well, actually, not at all. I don't know why I find it so difficult to do,but today I tried bribing myself. I promised myself if I painted I could go to Bliss Frozen Yogurt and have a treat. Sad, isn't it?

These roses were on the dining room table at my daughter-in-law's this spring for Mother's Day. Of course, I had to take a picture. I started the painting about 2 or 3 months ago and lost interest. So today I decided it was time to finish it.

I've been spending my time on Colored Pencil Society of America activities, taking classes in Microsoft Office - yes, it looks like I will need to be employed. I'm hoping for part-time or temporary so I can paint and travel a little.

So now I'm off to Bliss! I'll have to think of a new bribe, frozen yogurt every day will not be a good thing.