Saturday, February 27, 2010

Selling Your Art Online

One thing I want to investigate this summer is selling my art online through eBay. As I am likely to be out of Dubai and in the UK for a few months I will need some form of income so selling online seems the logical step. Ebay is the most trusted and frequently used portal so I will be trying to sell my art online there. I'll keep you updated with my progress...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Article on Starting off in Oil Painting

I wrote an article on how to get started in oil painting. This gives you some ideas about paints, brushes, mediums etc that you would need to start painting. You can see my article here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Selling My Favourite Paintings!

So a lot of people ask me if I get attached to paintings and for the most part the answer is 'no'. I do have favourites out of the paintings I do but mostly I am glad that someone loves them enough to want them to hang on their wall and I take pleasure in the fact that they will look nice in someone's villa or apartment. However, there are a few exceptions to the rule where I really love a painting! Sometimes I will hang it in my flat in between markets if I have a place for it and the one I sold today was one of those paintings. So now I have a blank space on my living room wall where it is and a slightly sad feeling that it has gone :-( But as usual there are bills to pay and the couple who have bought it seem to love it as much as I did so that is OK!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dubai Jazz Festival - Arts & Crafts

So last night saw the end of the 10 day Jazz Festival at Media City where I shared a tent with fellow artist Carrie Wareham for the duration in the arts and crafts area. Sales were good and interest was high so I enjoyed it to the full together with the concerts - particularly David Gray. There were 8 tents in all so a good selection of paintings and jewellery for the festival-goers to pick from.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Excess of Art Materials!

Somehow I seem to have built up a lot of art materials! I think one problem is that I am like a child in a sweet shop when I get to an art shop and always have to buy something! So, having just had a tidy up of my oil paints I have 101 tubes!! Plus a bunch of various different mediums. I also have a whole load of acrylics as that is what I use most at the moment even though oils are my first love :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dubai International Jazz Festival 2010

So this year the Dubai International Jazz Festival will take place at Dubai Media City from 10 to 19th February. For the duration of the event I will have a tent in the arts and crafts area which is in between the main and the secondary stage. For the first 7 days the event is free but you need to register for tickets. If you don't register then it is 100 dirhams on the gate. To register to go There are 500 tickets available for each night and already around 400 are taken so you will need to sign up soon.

For the last 3 nights (with the big names) tickets have been sold as follows:

50% of the tickets for the 17th of Feb featuring The Brand New Heavies,Charbel Rouhana, James Taylor Quartet, and U-Nam

70% of the tickets for the 18th of Feb featuring David Gray, Jane Monheit, Tizer, and Atilla Molnar

60% of the tickets for the 19th of Feb featuring James Morrison, Laura Izibore, Brett Dennen, and Marion Meadows

David Gray was absolutely awesome 2 years ago and I am really looking forward to James Morrison.