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Leslie Turner's Blog – July 2011 Archive (2)

Trading art at shows

Although I have been going to shows for six or seven years, I only do a few each year and still consider myself a "newbie" with a lot to learn. I started trading with other artists fairly early on. Another artist asked me if I traded and I thought that would be a great way to add to my collection so I said "Sure!" Since then I trade at 60% of the shows I do. Most of the artists I ask about trading are eager to "shop". The first, and only, man I asked looked at me like I had left a slime…


Added by Leslie Turner on July 6, 2011 at 1:54pm — 9 Comments

What color do crowds and judges like best?

I'm getting ready to order Pro Panels for a new set-up and I'm stuck on the color. There are eight colors to choose from; oatmeal, buff, teak, pine needle, moonbeam, light gray, dark gray, and black. The most common color I see used is light gray. I've never seen the teak or pine needle used, but that may just be a local thing.

I've seen the black used with large abstract paintings and it looked great, but I think it would overpower my smaller frames. Is there a reason I see so much…


Added by Leslie Turner on July 1, 2011 at 2:22am — 11 Comments

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