Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Custom Paintings and a Memorial Day (Shh!) Secret Sale

I just finished my custom paintings last night and delivered them today. Whew. The custom tree painting was much more work than I thought it was going to be (she asked for a sunset sky with blues, purples, reds, and oranges) and so I ended up completely undercharging for it because I thought I could charge the same as I charged for "Spring Branch" painting and it wouldn't take any longer. It was exactly the same size, same configuration, just a different sky. BUT a much more labor intensive process. But you live and you learn!

Here's the finished product!

I also sold a custom color of the Pure Color Mix & Match series. She had previously purchased purple, red, and green and wanted a teal/turquoise one. So I sold her one similar to the one I currently have for sale for the general public.

It's much more "teal" in person. Gotta work on capturing that color better. Some just don't like to cooperate with the camera or with Photoshop.

Also, there will be a secret sale for my Facebook fans over Memorial Day Weekend. So if you haven't headed over there yet, now is a great time to do it. Sale code will be announced tomorrow on Facebook!

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Also, please check out this gorgeous "sand & sea" themed treasury that I am in!

Next up for me, I'm trying out Encaustic painting (painting with colored beeswax)! I just received my "Hot Mess" Encaustic tutorial and sample paints from Jamie Ribisi and I can't wait to try it out! I just need to buy an electric griddle, some tuna (for the cans so I can melt the paint in them on the griddle, not for painting with because otherwise that'd be one fishy smelling painting), some natural bristle brushes, and a heat gun! I can't wait to get started!


Amanda said...

I love your custom orders. But undercharging sucks. At least you have more experience now.

Sara said...

Yeah, for the labor that it took that painting should have been at least $400. Oh well. :) At least now I know I can do sunsets!

Kristin said...

LOVE your Ocean Tide work!

Laura said...

Well they look great! I hate when I under charge. I tend to do it a lot. My materials don't cost much but I spend a lot of time. I think you probably understand that. :) Have a great weekend and have fun with the new paint!