Monday, August 6, 2012

Styling for sales


My husband has been bugging me for months to offer frames and mats for my art. I came up with a million reasons why not to do it.
I finally caved.
I just bought one style for the moment and one size, 11 x 14 for my 9 x 12 paintings on paper.

I may keep this one
Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time styling vignettes to include in my Etsy listings. The first run through I ended up with a bunch of stupid looking pictures because I chose the wrong table and the lighting was rotten.


There were several spots that worked but the best was the table in my entry hall.
The entire time I was undoing and redoing my normal set up and scouting out accessories from several rooms.


In some of the photos I managed to choose items that picked up a color in the painting. In others I made an attempt to highlight the fact that there were two that coordinated with each other.


I found this styling so that the artwork was not too obscured but that the vignette was not disjointed, difficult.  I am not over the moon about any of them but I think they effectively show how these little paintings look framed.

They are a huge bargain at $50 framed and matted with free shipping or $15 for the painting alone with $8 shipping. HERE

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Great idea! Have a great week Kerry.
Nancy
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Kris said...

Great display of your work. I like the frames too! :)

An Urban Cottage said...

I'm really loving all the work in this post! You just keep getting better and better.

I also love your tag "shameless self-promotion." So funny! I think it's just smart promotion but perhaps you're just a little uncomfortable with tooting your own horn.

The Pink Pagoda said...

The paintings and styling look great!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Kerry -
I agree with your husband. Great idea to sell some of your artwork framed. They are difficult to photograph with the glare from the glass. Congrats on your beautiful pieces!
xo,
Loi