Latest Sales from Fine Art America
I’m always pleased to see sales on Fine Art America. Not just because of the profit that comes with each sale, but more importantly to my ego, the feeling that someone appreciates what I do and is willing to pay good money to hang my art on their wall. So I was very happy to see two large sales in the past weeks.
The first was one that has sold in the past (and one I have on my wall at home). A widescreen panorama of Cheat Lake near Morgantown in the fall with vibrant autumn colors:
This one was bought as a 36 inch x 12 inch metal print and the profit was $83. The announcement page on FineArtAmerica is here. I have got my new reduced pricing plan in place that I discussed a month or two back – whether that is the reason for my new batch of sales will never be known, but I’m happy with the income from that sale.
My next sale came yesterday and this one is for a 45 inch x 20 inch canvas print inside a broad wooden frame. The actual print is 40 x 15 inches with a profit of $106. Looks pretty smart in the announcement page! I took this image on a late afternoon boat tour of the Na Pali coast in Kauai that I wrote about at the time. The weather was perfect and we were far enough from the shore to allow me to create a stitched panorama of the coastline. People often say that you should use a tripod for panoramas – this was on a moving boat out in the ocean and still Lightroom managed to piece it together very smoothly!
I’ve kept updating this blog with my various Fine Art America sales. If you are interested, you can work your way backwards through the posts via this link! Now back to work on my Mediterranean images! Incidentally, the one that I worked on of the narrow street under the Acropolis was accepted without issues. I know that one comment asked whether I would submit it as commercial with it including buildings. So far I have uploaded about 260 images and Shutterstock has accepted all but 8 of them. What made me laugh (or cry) was that I just got an email from CanStockPhoto letting me know that they had reviewed my uploads and had accepted one, but rejected 159 of them for various keyword offenses!! I think I may remove that site from my upload list!