Monday, November 18, 2013

Online sale




Thanks for your entries for the free oil sketch contest. You brought a smile to my face with your funny, moving and sometimes sad stories. I had a hard time picking a winner. I narrowed it down to a top ten, then to a top three and I finally decided that Hinke (from Holland) should have the sketch. I will send the runners up (John from Scotland and Grant from the U.S.A.) a little present too.

I've been thinking about selling my work online for quite some time. This silly contest was in fact the last push I needed. I now have a brand new online sales page, where you can purchase my oil sketches. The big paintings will still be sold through the galleries, but if you're looking for a modestly priced oil-on-paper, you may want to take a look.


In the meantime I've been working on the sketches for my Ruysdael project. I'm making good progress and really enjoying it. Kind a liberating, not to plan the whole thing in advance, but just go for it. I think I'll make a few more before I decide which one to use for the real thing. I do have a slight preference though. Which one would you pick? Let me know! 

I use a small water color tablet for my oil sketches. Before I start painting I prime the paper with a few layers of Gesso. To give it just a bit of texture I work the surface with a paint roller.

If you  feel like seeing the whole lot, please visit my online sales page.




12 comments:

  1. Je online sales page is een succes want het meeste is al verkocht! Men moet er dus snel bij zijn :-)
    Leuk idee, groet,
    Harriet

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  2. Gaat boven verwachting goed, dank je! Ik zal er binnen afzienbare tijd nieuw werk bijzetten.

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  3. Hi janhendrick

    I love your new sketches fantastic you asked us to choose one of your Ruysdael project paintings I like them all but I keep going back to number three so it's number three.
    Many thanks
    John from scottland.

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  4. Thanks John. Number three is my favorite too... One of these days I'll give it a go on 120 x 160 cm. I'll keep you posted!

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  5. your online painting is a great success, i truly appreciate your work. it takes me to some imagination whenever i have i have a look at your paintings

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Melissa. I'm very pleased with the succes of the online sales page. I'll be posting new sketches on a regular bases. Thanks again!

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  6. Great work man....these paintings should be put in a proper gallery as is the case with EXPORTING ARTOnline Art Gallery your online painting is a great success, i truly appreciate your work. it takes me to some imagination whenever i have i have a look at your paintings.

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  7. Thanks John! Appreciate your kind words. My work can be seen and bought, not only on the internet, but also in a number of galleries. For more information please check my website www.paintingskies.com.

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    1. Good to hear my blog is helpful. Great encouragemant to go on. Thanks Alice!

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