What can you do with finished paintings from sip and paint parties? Well, there are many answers to this question.
Before I began teaching paint and wine classes, I used to attend them. I ended up with a lot of paintings to bring home, and before long I was running out of places to display them.
But, I had some other ideas for what to do with these paintings as well. I always tell people who take my classes that there is more than one way to skin a cat, or in this case, lots of things to do with paintings created at a sip and paint party.
Display Your Paintings
Most people do like to display the paintings they created at paint parties. This is particularly true of beginners, because they are proud of what they have accomplished during paint night.
If you only go to the occasional class, chances are you won’t be overwhelmed by the amount of paintings you have to display. You will have plenty of wall space for your artwork.
Switch Things Up
Another idea is to switch things up once in a while. Maybe you have paintings for each season, or for holidays and other events.
Put up different paintings for the seasons, or move paintings around to other walls and other rooms. This will keep you from becoming bored looking at the same artwork all the time.
On the other hand, if you attend paint parties regularly, you will start to run out of space to display your creations. What do you do when this happens?
More Ideas for Your Paint and Sip Paintings
There are so many things you can do with the paintings you create at paint and sip classes. For instance, you might want to give them to others as gifts.
Nothing means more than a gift that was made by hand. Your loved ones will truly appreciate the time and effort you put into hand-made gifts, including paintings from paint parties.
Here are some more ideas on what to do with your paintings.
Bring Them to Work
If you have an office space, why not brighten it up with one of your paintings? This will make the space look more homey, and you will feel more comfortable having personal items around you.
Use Your Paintings as Examples
If you attend a lot of painting parties, you can bring your past paintings along to use as examples. This will show first-timers that it is possible to create something beautiful, even if they have never painted before.
Post Your Paintings Online
A great way to show off your paint and sip night paintings is to take photos of them and post them online. You can put your paintings on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. You might also want to put these photos on your personal or business website.
Publicly Display Your Artwork
Local art galleries are often looking for new artists, and they always want to add new pieces to their displays. Consider approaching these galleries to see if they would be interested in displaying your work.
You can also display your work at local art shows, craft shows, and other events. Contact your local Chamber of Commerce to find out when and where events are taking place, and then contact the event organizers to ask about displaying your art.
This is a great way to get noticed, and you may even have offers to buy your paintings.
Is There a Market for Sip and Paint Paintings?
One of the great things about art is that everyone has their own tastes. With such a wide variety of sip and paint paintings you can do, there are plenty of options for selling your artwork later on.
In the beginning, you may not feel comfortable selling your work. After all, if you are only a beginner, you may not think it is good enough to sell.
You just might be wrong. A lot of people love to have folk art, and you could market your paint and sip artwork as being folk art.
Just because you are not an experienced artist with years of training, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have talent. Even if you don’t see it, others will, and they may want to buy your work.
Where to Sell Your Paintings
There are plenty of options available for selling paintings you create at paint and sip parties. For instance, I often see people selling their artwork at local markets. I have done so many times myself as a matter of fact.
Let’s take a look at some other places where you can sell your paintings.
If you are having a yard sale, put out a few of the paintings you have created. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of people go to yard sales to look for art for their homes. Your masterpieces may be just what they are looking for.
Often, especially if you live in a small area, business owners will be happy to display and sell your artwork. It will give them something different to offer to customers. Remember, this will likely be on a consignment basis, so the store will receive a percentage of the profits.
You can try listing your paintings on online marketplaces such as Etsy, eBay, and other classified ads websites.
Pricing Your Art
One thing I always had a problem with was pricing my work. After all, when I was a beginner, I didn’t have a clue how much I should charge.
Things to consider are how much you paid for the class, and how long it took to complete the painting. Generally, painting prices tend to start at around $40.
Sip and paint classes are loads of fun, and they can be profitable. After each class, you have a piece of art that you have created yourself, and you can choose to keep it, give it away, display it publicly, or sell it.
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Sari Green is a semi-professional artist and professional writer. She has been hosting paint & sip parties for the past couple of years, and truly enjoys helping other people to create their very own masterpieces. She loves to create, and you never know what she’s going to come up with next!