12/01/2004: "Quality or Quantity?"
Last night I finished the last painting for my show on Friday. Well, there are still a few that need some touch ups here and there, but for the most part they are all finished. I have 13 paintings and 9 framed source photographs.
There are two paintings however, that just sort of rub me the wrong way. I'm not sure why. I keep going back and forth on whether or not to include them. On one hand, I think they have interesting qualities that someone might enjoy, they just aren't my favorites. I'm not sure if including weaker pieces will lower the perception of quality for the entire show? If I take out the two that bother me, I'll still have 11 paintings, which isn't bad. What I'll probably do is take them all down to the room where they'll be on display and see what they look like once I get them all arranged on the walls.
Also, I still have to name them, I'm either going to name them after things like "Young Bay #1" and "Admiralty Cove #2" for the areas where I took the photographs, or I'll name all of them "Alluvial #1", "Alluvial #2", etc. I still can't decide on that either. I haven't made up my title cards yet, I haven't priced anything...I need to do that tonight. That also means I'll have to clean up tonight, my place is totally trashed.
Then, I've taken Friday off from work so I can install. One other strange thing, this place isn't really set up to do sales. I'm not sure if that will be an issue or not, as I'm not sure anything will sale...but if it does, I have to take care of it myself. I've never done that before...there has always been someone else to take care of it for me. I don't know what to do? Take a cash box? How would I take a credit card order? I could take credit card orders through PayPal but I won't have a computer with Internet access...so then what, have someone fill out the bill of sale and charge them through PayPal the next day? I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable not getting the money up front. I hate this. I mean, I would be more disappointed if nothing from this show sales...but if it does...what should I do?