Wisdom Tree

The Wisdom Tree is a Magical Place created in an Owl Fantasy World. Decorated with Feather Details and Mystical Roses this Colorful Work of Art was Originally Hand Painted in Acrylics and 3D Paint on Cotton Canvas by Artist Laura Barbosa / August 2016.

Buy the Original Painting or Make an Offer Here.

Purchase a Print, Pillow, iPad Case, Phone Case or other Product Here.

Wisdom Tree by Laura Barbosa - display

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Internet sales vs gallery sales

This is a copy of an article I posted on DeviantART to help other artists sell online. I had limited time when it was written but I hope it helps some. Any comments or tips for selling art online is appreciated – Cheers

Internet Vs Art Gallery

I have had success selling original paintings through the internet and have found that the internet is the only place I sell my paintings. I have tried many galleries and for a full time artist who leaves work in galleries, they do not sell fast enough for me to put food on my table or pay any bills so it’s out. (keep in mind I am self taught, have no political connections or know anything about art history other than what I have read on my own and have spent no time hanging out in galleries to establish any connections with buyers, people etc.) I currently am leaving a couple of works in various galleries to see if they sell, but they are still sitting there. so the internet can be a big seller if YOU DO IT RIGHT! I have had to learn all the tricks of selling and it took me 10 years.

All the things you must have for selling on the internet:

1. *A good website* with high quality photos showcasing your work. Make it easy to navigate, set up gallery titles and a buy it now shopping cart to make it easy for collectors to buy your work.

Have a Look at My Website Here

(by no means is my website the overall best!! There are better artist websites on the internet)

1A. *A good biography* includes every art show, gallery exhibition, any kind of award, or anything at all you have done with your art! You must have an artist statement to put at the beginning of your bio. Get others to read it and work on writing a very good artist resume because that is what it is. This must be on your website to look professional and to have people read and want to buy your art. My bio is by no means perfect and there are many BETTER BIOS out there, but you can take a look at mine to start HERE

2A. *customer testimonials* Let people read what others think about your work!

Go Here to Check out my Customer Feedback!

2.* A good blog* with posts about your work, how to demos, new work photos and links to buying them. This must be done religiously.  Again my blog is not the best out there, just an example:

Go To My Blog

3 *good work* Create new work every day to weekly if you are selling over the internet. Your collectors will be waiting to see what is new from you. REMEMBER ***out of sight / out of mind!! Very Important to turn out the best work you can also.

4. *a good camera* You MUST take excellent photos of your work to showcase your talent!

5. *photoshop* or another editor for optimizing art and creating ads, prints, etc…

4 *marketplaces* Use the tools the internet provides such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy and other marketplaces that have a good reputation for items sold!

5. *Feedback from buyers * plays a big part for my eBay sales

Go Here to Check out my Customer Feedback!

6. *Time* If you are just starting out, it will take time to put into all the internet things you need to sell, make a name for yourself! This is a full time job if you are looking to survive on it. Here is what I tell people: for me “ONE HAND ON THE MOUSE, THE OTHER HOLDS A PAINT BRUSH”. If you want to do this part time it will just take longer but you still can do it. I don’t want to put a time limit on this for success because each person is different. for example: a person who has a large family and a mega amount of friends can start selling to them over the internet and the word of mouth from them will really make them skyrocket to sales faster than a person who knew no one like me lol :0) I know alot of people now…

7. *Facebook* Extremely important to have a fan page. Build one up and post your work, pay for advertising campaigns and get people to come look at your artwork. Please note: you must have art for people to browse through before you advertise and have a website, blog or marketplace to sell from so you can post art with links to the buy page. Posting to facebook should be done every 3 hours but if you cannot do that, post at least once a day a new work or maybe a coupon for your fans to use.

Check Out My Facebook Fan Page

8. *twitter* and other sites like it – you need twitter to post your new work with link backs and establish a following – plus they have business ads.

Follow Me On Twitter

9. *pinterest* or other pin boards You must post your work and make an interesting page of various boards for people to want to pin from and visit.

Join Me On Pinterest and Check out My Boards

Please keep in mind, I am a single woman who has no kids and I work my own business 7 days a week from when I Wake to When I sleep. Occasional days off, holidays only. I go to the gym twice a day so that helps me from going crazy, but if I don’t paint and don’t list, I starve – Literally – I Live To Paint and Paint to Live – if you have a partner who will help with half the work you will get farther than most. GOOD LUCK TO ALL – Any questions please ask, I am sure I left some things out but am off to paint 5 Star Trek Portraits – Cheers :0)

Storewide Art Sale in My Etsy Shop!

All Original Paintings have been Reduced!! I have to sell all Art in my Studio because I am moving. All offers are being considered and all artwork has to be sold. Each work of art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and all are shipped ready to hang. I have 100% Positive Feedback and Excellent Customer Testimonials. Please see my Official Website to read what my clients have to say. If you are interested in the art sale in my Etsy Shop please click here. If you are looking for custom art for your home or office please contact me via Email at wardogmastiff@netzero.net . I am behind by 7 orders at the moment so you will have to be put on the list.

Artwork is paid for through paypal, if it is a large amount than I use an escrow service. All Originals are shipped ready to hang and right to your door. International shipping available to anywhere in the country except Nigeria. If you wish to receive a price quote before you buy your artwork than please contact me directly via email.

WeMerge Martin County Expansion Party

For the past 2 years, WeMerge Magazine has done a great job at establishing itself in the tri-county area (Dade, Broward & Palm Beach), and on Friday, August 20th, we will celebrate our expansion into Martin County with a special event at Osceola 32 in downtown Stuart. Come on ou…t to “meet and greet” with the arts community of Martin County, and enjoy a special live performance by Flint Blade & Friends

The owners of Osceola 32 are very excited about our expansion and are eager to meet new artists from outside their area, which is why we are organizing a car pool.

So, if you are an artist, and you would like to meet the owners of the gallery, and expose yourself and your art to a whole new scene, then grab your portfolio and some business cards, and meet us in the parking lot at Howley’s in West Palm Beach at 4:00pm to join our car pool. We’ll grab as many artists and adventurous art appreciators as we can and put them into as few cars as we can, and head North… together. Come expand with us. CLICK HERE

Howley’s Restuarant
4700 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, 33405

ENORMOUS PIRATE PORTRAIT

**Gallery Price: $1500 – ON SALE FOR $999  on ETSY**

(No Staples on Sides) Ships Worldwide * Ready To hang  *No Frame Needed !
2″ sides are Brown  *Medium___Acrylics and Varnish 

Title___”Captain Barbosa”

Year___2009

Size___40″ High x 30″ Wide x 2″ Deep

This is An Original, NOT A PRINT OR A GICLEE OF ANY KIND! This is an Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas which ships direct from the Artist’s Studio.

*** SHIPS READY TO HANG: Shipping: Priority Mail / Fully Insured / Delivery Confirmation / Worldwide

*** SIGNATURE: my signature is always on the front of my paintings as well as on the back. (usually Located on right side) a photo of me-the artist and a full biography is also attached to the back of each canvas.

*** COPYRIGHT: this original painting by laura barbosa is protected under copyright laws and may not be reproduced in any manner without the artist’s written permission.

*** COA /SIGNED/DATED

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Boundless Gallery Gets NEW Facebook App

Boundless Gallery programmers have just completed their new Facebook ‘My Art’ application that allows you to import your entire Boundless inventory onto a tab on your Facebook profile. This means all your connections on Facebook can become customers and collectors of your work. The new ‘My Art’ tab displays all your pieces, and has a drop-down menu of your ‘My Folders’ for people to narrow the selection. You are basically adding another digital store front for selling your pieces!

If you are already a member of Boundless Gallery…..you can install the app through your Boundless ‘Account’ page and look for the Facebook icon in the ‘Announcements’ section. The link will take you where you need to go…

If you are an artist interested in joining Boundless, please Click Here

PS – Don’t forget to become a facebook fan of Boundless

See my Boundless Gallery portfolio and get 25.00% off all orders $100 or more. Expires: Sep 23, 2009 (click on art to see coupon)