Monday, June 28, 2010

Etsy research
When I see that sales slow down a bit I have a peek at what some successful etsy sellers are doing to increase their sales. Craftcount is an unoficial etsy shop sales tracker. You can see the best selling shops by category by country and overall best performing shops. Of course I would be the one to browse through the best selling shops in Art category!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Painting on mdf board

I have been looking for smooth and texture-less support for my paintings for quite some time now. Canvas is a real paint to paint on even after several layers of gesso. Card is not too bad, but it curls when wet, so even though it was much easier to get all the detail right, it still was not very pleasant and comfortable to work on. So I've tried painting on mdf boards and it was fantastic!!! Really great for detailed work! The next thing to try - is painting on wood, which I believe would be even nicer!
Yoshi was my first attempt. It is an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches). Yoshi means "good" or "repsectable" in Japanese.

Next, I painted Emily and Constantine. Also an ACEO. Emily is a cute Victorian slightly gothic type of girl. Constantine is her pet weasel (what a serious name for a little weasel:))

Both paintings are available in my Etsy shop.

Postcards, cards, magnets, totes etc with Yoshi are here, and Emily and Constantine printed products are here.