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Guild Exhibition Featuring Lilith Rose

Lilith is being represented at the Guild Society of Artists exhibition in London in the coming week. Here is a sneaky preview of her work on display at the opening event in Stratford yesterday. Click on the link to find out how to get to the exhibition.

On display is a wide ranging selection from the artist members of the Guild Society of Artists and the Fine Art Trade Guild, and is all of a very high standard. Works of art from abstract through landscape, beautiful wildlife paintings, romantic oil paintings and watercolours, drawings and fine detailed miniature sunsets are on display, and for sale.

The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ

Not only have you got a wonderful exhibition to enjoy but we are situated by the river Thames and a short walk from the busy shopping centre of Wandsworth with a variety of restaurants, pub eateries and shops. This would make a really lovely day out for you,

https://www.fineart.co.uk/guild-artists-exhibition-2019.aspx

 

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Sunday Sketchpad Goes Across the Pond – trustworthy global shipping!

Lilith is becoming a global phenomenon! This week, I proudly despatched a commission painting of a very special cat. I used DHLitNowUK. Impeccable service. I have only used them once before to send artwork from UK to Brisbane and the work arrived door to door. This time, perfect service once again. UK to Michigan in 48 hours

So artists, if you are looking for reliable global shipping, use DHL.

Thank you to my lovely customer in Michigan for your custom. I am glad you liked your free gift!

Other similar items available and commissions welcome. Please have a look at my website https://www.lilithroseartist.wordpress.com and direct message me if you are interested. If you prefer to buy through an agent (I lose 40% in commission unfortunately) then a selection of my work is on Artfinder. img_0113

 

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The Sunday Sketchpad – How to try a different artistic style

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We all get into our own comfort zones don’t we? However, comfort and familiarity are not places where growth occurs. If you want to grow, learn and get better as an artist, you need to be bold and try something new. My work is normally very detailed and precise in nature. This takes time to create a painting in this way. I also rarely paint nudes.

So, I thought I would challenge myself this Sunday and try painting a nude, in watercolour (not oil) and importantly…in 12 minutes and not 12 hours!

What do you think? It turned out alright really and I might list it on Artfinder and see what happens. Be bold, be brief…be gone!

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How Do I Decide on Artfinder’s New Payment Plans

I sold two pieces of work via Artfinder last month and am finding that I am getting quite a bit on interest through this platform. It is working for me. I have tried a couple of others but there has been no interest so far.

As of last month, Artfinder has changed its terms and conditions. In order to keep the rather high commission rate of 33%, you now have to subscribe to one of their monthly payment packages. I would imagine that a person who is an excellent Mathematician would be able to tell you what your paintings should be on sale for in order to work out which plan is best.

I am certainly pleased that lots of existing artists managed to convince Artfinder to maintain unlimited listings, and a number of other important functions, for existing artists who are on the starter plan. The situation is not so rosy for new artists joining. If you go for the starter plan, you will not pay a monthly fee, but lose 40% of your price. The next plan up costs £4 per month and keeps commission at 33%.

So for me, with my recent drawing that sold for £30 , if I sold it now, I would lose £12 on the starter plan, but £9.90 on the first monthly payment plan option. However, it would have cost me £4 for that month so I actually lose £13.90. Oh, and they then add on their 20% VAT …another £1.98 out of Lilith’s purse. So, starter plan, I lose £12 commission and £2.40 VAT = £14.40 which is £15.60 “profit” (I won’t go into my personal expenses, materials costs, time etc). On the starter plan, I lose £9.90 commission and £1.98 VAT and £4 monthly fee = £15.88 which is £14.12 profit.

If I sold nothing all year, I would be £48 down on the first payment plan. I don’t really see  a great benefit to any of the payment plans for any level of artist.

http://www.artfinder.com/marketing/artwork/a-fool-for-your-stockings-3c66/?scheme=dark&user_id=1411808&size=large