Saturday, September 20, 2014

Started a New Art Series: Cup Cakes Series

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reaching for Higher Ground: My New Etsy Shop

Today is another day, and as I watch the sunset from my small apartment in Taiwan, I think, life couldn't be better.  Really, I have an abundant life and am grateful for all the good things that come my way.  

I have to say that my new Etsy account has been a blessing.  It is unbelievable of what they are doing at their site.  I felt that their services are so much better and unique than Ebay.  Although I like the idea of customers basically setting their own prices by way of an auction, I believe you can still do the same on any site.  

How?  That's easy!

Have you heard of "Best Offer" (an Ebay term).  That is certainly a great bargaining tool that many would-be buyers do not use very often.  Believe me, you should learn to make an offer, especially to artists that represent themselves like me.

On my Facebook site KenLawArtist , I offer any fans or any 
Facebook user a chance to make an offer on any of my "original" paintings.  Every second Tuesday of each month I do an auction on Facebook.  All the rules are right here.

I think you should get art that is affordable, especially if you buy directly from the artist.  It makes perfect sense to me.  Imagine having a real live painting~no print or copy inside your own house. Why should it cost you as much as it would if you bought a painting from a gallery?  It shouldn't.  There is no middle-man!

In a week or two, I will be discounting several of my earlier paintings.  If you like to know when, get on my newsletter.

Finally, I am starting to get caught up a bit.  I have several new paper and canvas paintings that you can look at on Etsy. Remember I am always open to best offers.  I'm an artist, but I do need to sell paintings so I can feed my wife.

Here are some of my newest works!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Next Tuesday the 12th will start a special auction.  It's special in several ways.

  1. I'm offering a canvas painting.
  2. It will be held on Facebook, but Anyone can make a bid, Newsletter list, Facebook Fans and you can too!
  3. Low starting bid that includes shipping.
  4. Look at the first picture and read.
Why am I offering a canvas painting for auction?  Good question and the answer is really simple.  Look at this picture please!

If you understand anything about stretching canvas and knowing I add two inches to all sides of my paintings to account for gallery stretching, you know that it won't make much difference in your enjoyment of this recent painting.  

I have also included more pictures and if you have a Facebook account, you can log in and participate in the "Outsider Art Auction" <<< here.  

The name of this wonderful painting is "Fashion Dolls".  It's signed on the front and back.  Now, all art includes my Chinese name using red ink and a stamp.

 If you don't have a Facebook account, you can email me your bid .
That's it!

I forgot.  What about the rules?  I like to keep business as simple as possible.  Your bid will include packaging and shipping fees.  Your BID is Your Best Offer basically.  Only bid what you think the painting is worth to you.  Ties will be broken by first come, first bid.  That include bids in emails.  Everything has a time/date stamp. You can bid only the minimum bid amount or higher in dollar increments only.  For example, the minimum is $26, you can bid $26, 27, 28 or higher.  

For a number of reasons, I am going to start the bidding at $65.

If you have a Facebook account, visit the rules section.  It's all listed there too.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!