This week I am trying something new- auctions of some of my smallest works and studies. I've been toying with the idea of auctions for a while, but quite frankly have not had the time to dive back into eBay since my experiment with it for charity auctions some years ago. But, after reading an article on the FineArtViews newsletter written by Keith Bond about holding low-tech auctions, I was inspired to give auctions another try right here on my blog. Like the author, I have a number of small works (under 8x10) and studies that I don't consign to galleries, either due to economics or to the fact that some of my paintings fall more into the category of "studies". While I do like to save some of my studies to reference for larger studio paintings, a lot of them have a nice degree of finish and/or a quality to them and I think they deserve to find a home. These are original paintings and perfectly sized for gifts, so it's a good way to get some of that holiday shopping done early.
Here's how it works:
*Each auction will be announced in a blog post with all the vital information. Since I also blog about other things, any "live" auctions will live on an "auctions" page located in its own tab at the top of my blog entitled (you guessed it) "Auctions".
*All auctioned items are offered unframed.
*Each opening bid will be set much less than my retail price, with no reserve. Each bid beyond the opening bid will increment by $25.
*These offerings are for a limited time. Each auction will end at the time specified in the listing- highest bidder gets the painting.
*When the auction has ended, I will send the winning bidder a Paypal invoice.
*Shipping via U.S. mail is free.
First up on the block is this little beaut celebrating the spirit of autumn:
"Falling Leaves on Wilmington Avenue", Oil 6x8"
Starting bid is just $100. This auction will end on Sunday, November 10th at 8 PM (EST).
Just click over to the Auctions page to bid! This auction has ended.