Social Anxiety Support Forum banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I got a set of acrylics a few weeks ago. I hadn't used paints since I was a kid, but I've always kinda wanted to get into. So I decided to go for it and I just went to town on the back of an old broken guitar I had lying around. I finished with it yesterday, and I'm happy with how it turned out, so it's gonna hang it on my wall. Anyway, thought you guys might like to see. So.... here ya go :b

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hey thanks for the feedback, guys. It now has a title: 'Captured Dreams Underwater' (thanks Aliza :D )

My next project is going to be a playable electric guitar I'm building from parts, so that'll be fun :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
193 Posts
:agree It looks really great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Amozza said:
There's a big market for funkily painted furniture - think chairs, benches, chests etc. You could make quite a pretty penny.
Hmm... I really like that idea. I've thought about doing paintings on wooden panels and trying to sell them, but I never considered furniture. I'll bet I could buy old end tables and whatnot at yard sales during the summer for cheap. Thanks :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Thanks for the encouragement. :D

Cement: Yeah, I always thought that would be cool too, painting a car like that. Like the Smashing Pumpkins painting that ice cream truck in the "Today" video.

Amozza: Oh, cool. Did you paint your avatar? I know almost nothing about the business side of art, how I would go about selling anything. Is it as simple as just putting it up on ebay as an auction?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
I'm really new with the business aspect of selling art too, but I'm learning. There's a big community of artists on ebay, which I was surprised to find out, but the potential to do great on there is staggering. Just study other artists who sell similar styles to get a feel of what is selling and how to setup and describe your auctions. I paint miniature wood panel paintings ( about 2 x 3 inches ) and they go for $20 - $50 ea. Locally they wouldnt have a shot in hell, but with ebay I can reach the collectors. It makes up about half of my income now...it's not alot...but I'm not as 'starving' as I was a year ago when I could only rely on sparce local commissions.

Woo! I'm becoming a bonafide informercial! Let me know if I can help you out if you have any questions. I'll try!

- and yeah thats one of my mini folk paintings :)
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top