Friday, October 28, 2011

More fun with Ebay

Click on the link below to see some paintings I have up for auction on Ebay. I know many artists turn their nose up at Ebay, but I have always sold small studies there, not my larger work. These are not paintings that I usually frame up and put in a gallery. They are usually small studies for my larger work. I produce over 100 of these little paintings a year and have found Ebay a good way to get them into homes across the country.
I have had a buyer of a small study on Ebay come to me and buy a larger gallery work, so it is a good way to advertise my studio as well and I enjoy the direct contact with the collectors.
They tell me they enjoy buying the small studies because they can get something original for a good price and they don't want prints.

Click HERE to see what's up for auction. Don't forget to search "Holdren art" from the Ebay home page anytime to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

3rd Friday artwalk and Chatham Camera Club exhibit

At the 3rd Friday Artwalk in Siler City, I participated in a joint exhibition by the Chatham Camera Club and local gallery artists. The "Double Exposure" exhibit allowed painters to choose a photo from the photographers to interpret and then the painters interpretation and the photographers' work were hung together. It was a really cool exhibit and some photos were interpreted in paintings, and even sculpture and glass!
My painting was an odd custom size, and the frame I had to fit it was damaged so I went with the gallery wrap canvas with painted sides which was allowed for the show. It gives a sort of more contemporary look which the art community in Siler City seems to like.

 Patrons starting to arrive at the gallery

 A view from the front of the gallery

 My painting next to the photo I interpreted in my work

Some patrons checking out my painting

Monday, October 17, 2011


I am havning a fun contest for this month. Anyone who joins or "likes" my Facebook Art business page before October 31, 2011 will be entered in a drawing for a FREE ORIGINAL PAINTING! Just click the link HERE or search "Justin Holdren Fine Art" when you are logged into Facebook and "like" my page.
My blog feeds to my Facebook page and you can sign up for my newsletter, shop prints from Fine Art America and do many other things right from my facebook page. I also post new work there and update eveyone on upcoming events.
I will draw a name from my fan list on November 1, 2011 and announce it here.