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Selling your Paintings => Selling your Paintings => Topic started by: Neil Nicholson on June 20, 2014, 08:51:59 PM

Title: Sold paintings
Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 20, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
Hi folks, I finally decided to go out on a limb and submitted ten paintings to a local exhibition in our town. Five sold on opening night, so I was very pleased with that!
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Post by: dennis on June 20, 2014, 08:56:32 PM
50% is way above average. FANTASTIC :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
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Post by: doina on June 20, 2014, 09:04:53 PM
Congratulations!! Wish you'll sell all of them! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 20, 2014, 09:37:12 PM
Congratulations Neil.  Well deserved.

  Your paintings are awesome  !!!  :yippee:
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 20, 2014, 09:50:23 PM
Wow Neil  that is fantastic, :congrats: :cheering: :cloud9:
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Post by: Glenda C on June 20, 2014, 09:59:52 PM
That is fantastic!!! :congrats:  :party:
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Post by: nolan on June 20, 2014, 10:34:21 PM
 :congrats: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

now talking about that loan I need... ;D
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 20, 2014, 10:48:08 PM
Thanks so much Dennis, that is very encouraging.
Thanks very much Danielle, Didwaud, Doina, Bamagal and Nolan.
Nolan and Dennis, why is it that the painting you have the least expectation for, is one of the first to sell? I find that odd.
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Post by: sally13 on June 20, 2014, 11:29:43 PM
Congratulations Neil, that is wonderful news. It doesnt surprise me tho, I think you are a really talented artist and I think you will always be able to sell your work. Well done, you must feel really proud. :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: ncwren on June 21, 2014, 12:18:37 AM
Awesome job Neil!!!
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 21, 2014, 01:10:15 AM
Thanks so much for your kind word Sally and Natalie - much appreciated. :thankyou:
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Post by: nolan on June 21, 2014, 02:15:35 AM
which one was that Neil?

The answer lies in what I am constantly telling everybody :
1) We underestimate the quality of our artworks
2) Artworks appeal to people for different reasons. It may be the style they like, it could be that the colours match the colour scheme in the room or even that they want to gift the artwork to somebody who likes the subject you have painted.

Often a sale depends on who walks through the door at the correct time.
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Post by: liz on June 21, 2014, 05:33:13 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :clap: :clap: :clap: WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, NEIL!  Question:  were they all sold with frames?
-Liz
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 21, 2014, 10:23:05 PM
Thanks for answering my question Nolan, that makes sense.

Thanks so much Liz, all 10 works were framed, I just included the cost in the price of the painting. They were fairly decent quality. The exhibition runs for another two weeks, so we will see how it goes. I had some more good news, one of my entries won the 'sponsors choice' award. (It's only a small town though, so not that big a deal, but encouraging for me nonetheless)
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Post by: nolan on June 22, 2014, 07:27:56 PM
congrats and well deserved Neil :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: jennylynn on June 22, 2014, 09:50:51 PM
Congratulations :clap: :clap: neil very well deserved.  O0
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Post by: Val on June 23, 2014, 01:41:06 AM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129715/1514231.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Brilliant Neil!! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50394/1508560.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Congratulations.  :yippee:
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Post by: Steven on June 23, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
Well done Neil! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 23, 2014, 08:39:37 AM
Thanks very much Nolan Val, Steve and Jenny. Now the next hair raiser is the exhibition in which I have entered the  seascape with the seagulls, so we will see how that goes.
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Post by: Iris Human on June 23, 2014, 11:34:58 AM
Well done Neil :yippee: Holding thumbs for the rest as well. O0
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 23, 2014, 12:29:01 PM
Thanks very much Iris.  :thankyou:
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Post by: Elizabeth on June 23, 2014, 12:37:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations Neil! So glad for you!. Your work is awesome and I'm sure everyone who bought a painting is very impressed with his/her purchase.
 
Now you are going to get busy!
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 24, 2014, 09:11:51 AM
Thanks so much Elizabeth, it has been quite an eye opener for me.
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Post by: nolan on June 24, 2014, 10:14:03 PM
it will go well, you will see O0
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 25, 2014, 01:30:15 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence Nolan.  :thankyou:
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Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2014, 07:30:07 PM
Take lots of pictures-let us know all about it!!

 :gl:
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Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2014, 07:36:33 PM
Hi Neil,


I just took a very pleasant tour through your Paintbasket gallery and I'm not surprised that your paintings are selling.


 :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 25, 2014, 09:16:41 PM
Will do Nat, thanks very much Lillian.   :thankyou:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 25, 2014, 11:49:14 PM
Mazel tov Neil!!! This is great news and so glad you shared it with us. I know this will be the first of many shows where your art will sell as art collectors will now have the chance to appreciate your talent as we all do!
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on June 28, 2014, 09:38:09 PM
Thanks very much Sharon,  :thankyou:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 05, 2014, 02:38:37 PM
Good news folks, one of my paintings at the local exhibition got 'Peoples choice', and another got 'Sponsors' choice, unexpected, but pleasing all the same.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 05, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
This is great news - bravo!!! :clap: :clap: :yippee: can you post those paintings?
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Post by: Val on July 05, 2014, 03:33:01 PM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Fantastic Neil  :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on July 06, 2014, 01:12:00 AM
 :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: well deserved too
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Post by: ncwren on July 06, 2014, 02:33:58 AM
 :clap: Congratulations Neil!!!  :clap:
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Post by: doina on July 06, 2014, 11:50:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: and that's just the start! Congratulations!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 06, 2014, 02:02:21 PM
Thanks very much for the encouragement folks, I really appreciate it. Sharon, I will post photos of the two paintings for you tomorrow, no problem.
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 07, 2014, 09:49:13 AM
Here you go Sharon, I have posted the two paintings as requested. The "Lone Heron" won the sponsor's award (Reference photo was taken by Fiana Gerzon (PMP), and the rusty old VW won the Peoples choice award - who would have thought, a rusty od car out in the middle of the bush and multiple people wanted to buy it. The reference was taken during wild flower season, so it did make quite a nice picture.


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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 07, 2014, 10:13:08 AM
Neil,

Congratulations, both the heron and the rusty, old car paintings are great.  Glad to see you doing so well.

aloha

mea
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Post by: JayJ on July 07, 2014, 10:26:32 AM
Congratulations Neil!
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Post by: Bev S. on July 07, 2014, 11:22:52 AM
Congratulations, Neil!! Well done, well done indeed!!! O0 O0
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Post by: ncwren on July 07, 2014, 11:48:44 AM
Wow wow wow
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 07, 2014, 12:31:49 PM
Thank you all for the encouragement, it gave me the courage to enter them in the first place.  :thankyou:
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Post by: Iris Human on July 07, 2014, 01:57:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Neil, there is no going back now!  The paintings are truly beautiful.
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Post by: nolan on July 07, 2014, 09:06:27 PM
superb Neil. Your paintings are all professional quality nowadays :not_worthy: :cloud9:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 08, 2014, 08:57:37 AM
Wow, thanks Nolan - much appreciated. :thankyou:
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Post by: cyril on July 08, 2014, 05:56:57 PM
Wow Superb Neil, Those paintings are really great. :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Val on July 11, 2014, 06:03:28 PM
Astounding!!! Absolutely stunning. Congratulations once again Neil.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: BeaSue on July 12, 2014, 02:31:06 PM
Neil, I am a little late weighing in, but I extend heartiest congratulations! These paintings are so lovely and beautifully executed. Bravo! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: jillh on July 12, 2014, 02:59:07 PM
Congratulations Neil.  Well deserved!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: scouserl41 on July 12, 2014, 04:10:29 PM
Neil you have to be over the moon with that, well done.
You give us all hope for our stuff.
Brian
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 15, 2014, 09:31:17 AM
Thanks so much Cyril, Val, Susan, Jill and Brian for your works of encouragement. Actually Brian, I was more surprised than anything else, but chuffed nonetheless. Thanks again :thankyou:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 15, 2014, 03:25:53 PM
I just saw the winning paintings - they're both fabulous and it doesn't surprise me you had multiple offers to purchase them! What size are they? Can't wait to see what you submit for the next contest - you're always going to be a winner with your talent...
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 16, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
Thanks very much Sharon for the kind comment. The Heron was 80cm wide by 70cm high (without the frame on) and the VW was 70cm by 50cm.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 16, 2014, 09:51:57 PM
Gosh a never learned the metric system! What's that in inches??
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Post by: doina on July 17, 2014, 01:10:32 AM
Sharon 1in=2.54cm
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Post by: dnaleri3 on July 17, 2014, 12:44:15 PM
New to the forum, but your paintings are beautiful . What medium are you using?
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on July 17, 2014, 12:50:19 PM
Welcome to PB Kris and thanks for the compliment. I use acrylic, I have not ventured into oils yet.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 18, 2014, 09:35:08 PM
Thanks for the math lesson, Doina!!