In November and December, galleries know that people are looking for gifts, and they put out calls for small, affordable paintings.
"Baseball" is headed to the "tiny show" at Studio Gallery in San Francisco. Here are a few more small paintings that will head to shows if not sold before the November 1st submission deadline. If you are interested, get in touch quickly for a good deal! I will discount the price by the equivalent of show entry fee - so we both will save.
At the beginning of 2012, I set an ambitious goal. I wanted to double the number of paintings and prints sold, and double the income I made as an artist. It's a step in my transition plan from my marketing and communications career to my art career.
It's the second week in December and I am currently ONE painting, FOUR prints and PENNIES away from reaching my goal. Inventory is low, as of today are only FIVE landscape and still life paintings and ONE print available at Moss and Moss, Mill Valley. I also have the following framed floral paintings available in the studio -- they are not listed on my website, so please contact me for details on sizes, frame types and pricing.
Looking ahead to a promising 2013, I have been awarded an Artist's Residency in Sonoma County (more on that later), and look forward to tipping my career balance further in the direction of art. Thank you for your continual encouragement, kind words, Facebook "likes," purchases of notecards, prints and for acquiring paintings for your collections.
Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue! These painterly summer flowers are looking for a new home -- and the color combination is actually a lot more versatile than you might expect. Zoom in on this photo and you can see the actual brushstrokes and colors. Imagine it in a beach house, a summer cottage, or any room that needs a pop of color -- a kitchen, a hallway, a bedroom, a guest bath.
Red, White and Blue is an 11 x 14 oil painted on canvas and framed in a classic light wood floating frame. The regular "Buy Now" price is $500, but to celebrate American Independence Day it will be sold tax-free to the highest bidder at auction.
Starting bid is $150 - bid in increments of $10 - the auction ends Tuesday, July 3rd at 8pm Pacific. Collector gift certificates not valid for this sale, sorry. Shipping costs are extra. Interested? Leave your bid in the comments or on my Facebook Page.
I will never forget the feeling I had making this painting - my eyes, my hand and my brain were completely connected. It was the very first time I completed a painting in COLOR!
It was just a few years ago, and I am ever grateful for the lessons I learned. On this day when we offer thanks for the bounty and blessings in our lives, I want to add thanks to the people who enrich my life - by teaching, by encouraging, by appreciating and by supporting my endeavors in art.
When I spied these geraniums on my friend's back deck, I knew I had to paint them. It's a good size painting - 22" x 28" - that is dry and ready for a new home, so tonight I sent out an e-mail to my list announcing my first "Painting of the Month."
Another idea I'm giving a try: a store on my Facebook page for smaller, unframed paintings.
As many of you know, my professional career has been in marketing communications. Now, I am working hard to divide my time between consulting for clients and painting. And on some days, like today, I am my own client!
About the artist
Linda Rosso is a California artist who delights in the colors she sees out of the corners of her eyes. Read more...
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