The weekend of May 21nd and 22nd 2016, turned out to be a great show for the Spring Tucson Open Studios Tour. Hundreds of artists opened up their studios and showed at other venues for this, and the previous weekend, of the tour. Dozens of visitors came to see artwork by artists who were displaying at the Steinfeld Warehouse at 101 E. 6th Street in the Tucson Warehouse Arts District. I made some sales on Sunday, May 22, the last day of the tour, so that made things worthwhile.
It was interesting to see what types of art people were buying. I paint a variety of subjects in a many media: nudes, still lifes, whimsical images, in acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal and pencil.
I noticed the colorful landscapes the artist next to me was making a lot of sales. I look at that and see if I can make some similar art in my own style, to see if those will sell. It’s always a challenge to note what people will by from my collection of eclectic subject matter.