Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sunrise Glow - Show Tip #25

Sunrise Glow, 30 x 40, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2016
Sold in Solo Show, "Chasing Color, Finding Light", Davis Gallery

Sunrise at the beach, well, what beats that? The promise of a new day, the sound of ocean waves and coastal birds, and that unmistakable golden light... all fabulous reasons to get up and out there. :)

Show Tip #25 - Take Care of Business
Keeping track of the details for any show is critical. Before I drop my new paintings at the gallery, I will make an inventory/price list to go with them. My list will include the title, size, medium, price and date finished for each piece. This is not just important for me, it's also important for whoever is curating the show. My gallery uses this list for labels, sales and marketing; and it is constantly referenced throughout the duration of the show. In addition, I label the back of each piece with that same information, plus my name. I keep everything as consistent as possible to avoid confusion. Incomplete or sloppy information makes their job harder, if not impossible. So, I'm making the list and checking it twice (or thrice). 

Here are links to other Show Tips:
Tip #4 - Work in Series
Tip #6 - Be Kind to YOU
Tip #8 - Stay Flexible
Tip #11 - Take Notes
Tip #12 - Know when to Quit
Tip #13 - Stay Updated
Tip #15 - Assign Tasks
Tip #16 - Step Back 
Tip #17 - Sign As You Go
Tip #19 - Celebrate Growth
Tip #20 - Varnishing Day(s)
Tip #23 - Get the Word Out
Tip #24 - Stay The Course

Painters - join me at this Plein Air Workshop:
April 28-30, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
Contact Info: Mary Anderson, 912-634-8414


Wendy Barrett said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!
Beautiful subtlety in the colours you have used.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful sky painting full of hope and with lots of 'air' to wander around in. thanks for sharing all your show tips.

Marilyn Flanegan said...

It's as if the rising sun is the conductor with the orchestral clouds taking part in a symphony - all have their part and are patiently waiting to be glorified by the Light.
Congratulations Laurel, and thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and gifts. These show tips are invaluable and a savvy anticipation builder for your show.
This painting is striking and a 30x40 at that - wow is right Wendy!
See you at your opening Laurel.
: )

Sharon L. Graves said...

So beautiful Laurel. The light is exquisite. And yes, I so wish I was at a beach today.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

This is such a beautiful painting! Wonderful. I printed out your list of show tips yesterday, just the list is helpful to me. With more time I will go back and read each one.

You are the best!