Now that I’ve accumulated a roomful of finished canvases, I figured the next step would be to sell them. I mean, I can only hoard so many.
Happily, I’ve received positive responses to my artwork and I’ve been contacted on social media by a few potential buyers. I started painting as a form of self-expression, trying something new. I’ve wanted to paint for, well, a very long time. But I never thought about selling a painting. That’s something real artists do.
I’ve covered this topic in my long-languishing podcast. Is it up to the gatekeepers to determine if I’m a real writer, a real painter? Is it about selling my art? Be recognized for it? Receiving awards or traveling the country to market it?
Like I’ve said before, if you’re creating, then you’re an artist.
So I’ve decided to offer my original paintings up for sale. If nothing else, it gives me an opportunity to show off what I’ve done. I have no idea what to expect from it. I’ve read that some people have a great experience selling online and make a nice supplemental income. Others have found it to be a waste of time. I may not get any sales, but at least I’ll give it a shot. No harm in trying, right?
Each original canvas will come signed. I am also offering print-on-demand versions if someone would like to purchase a print instead of the original. It’ll save them a bit of money while still providing them with a beautiful piece of art. Plus, a print can be made in a variety of sizes to accommodate their needs. The print-on-demand will be available in the future. If you see something you like, please reach out to me via the Contact Form.
For what it’s worth, I’m still writing fiction. I plan to at least one new short story collection published later this year.
And along those same lines, I’ve also started a Patreon page. I figured that I can showcase my painting and writing, as well as restart my creativity podcast. It’s been a while since I’ve recorded an episode and I figure it’s time to get it going again. The focus will still be on creativity, but I’m going to talk more about the journeys of artists and writers and how they have inspired me. My hope is that it will, in turn, inspire others.
If you’re interested in purchasing a piece of fine artwork or want to inquire about a commissioned piece, please reach out via the Contact Form. You can also reach me on Threads, Instagram, or Patreon. And if you feel so inclined, become a patron and help support my artistic endeavors. It’s only five dollars a month. Or you can simply follow my Patreon for free. Either way, I appreciate the support.