by “Ave Hurley”
Based on my original [mirrored] image acrylic painting done several years ago, this digital repainting has taken on a new life and appearance of its own, as I manually, digitally repainted it at 1200% resolution, one pixel at a time,creating details that my finest 10/0 sable brush never could have done.
In particular I digitally repainted this using a pointalism technique, adding in details to the US Flag and windows of the house and lighthouse. The US Flag is proudly flying and added in a double masted sailing ship going off into the distance. I added new details to the foreground and changed the coloring overall and re-painted the waves and water.
RELEASE: April 2012, so, if interested, please bookmark this page and come back soon, or email me and be among the first to obtain a copy of this fine digital painting.It will initially be available as a limited edition, hand signed Artist’s continental sized glossy finished postcard, meant for framing.
SIZE: 4.27″ high by 5.25″ wide.
LIMITED SIGNED EDITION : I will only have 100 printed of this and will number and date them when the printing is commissioned.
Price: $5.00 for a collectors first edition art postcard with free shipping.
Other sizes will be available by special order as this can be printed in any size up to 16×20 which will be on my POD Sites shortly. I will be making Giclees of this in sizes up to 12×16 by the end of April when my print shop is once again set up here at my new shop. Just contact me here at ArtRave.
Above is being used as an example of what you as an artist should do in describing your art when posting.
How to ‘use’ [ArtRave] & any galleries to help promote your art work & increase chances of making sales:
1. List your art in the Gallery [ and other galleries you belong to]
2. Repost your art into the FREE Promotional ArtRave Categories that apply – even if more than one.There are over 100 & this is a free service to all artists from any art site. Only rule is it has to be ‘family friendly’ since ArtRave is a family friendly network, geared to helping emerging artists online to succeed and promote all t heir art sites collectively.
3.Open a second window, to start a blog post on the piece. Be sure to upload the picture and put the Gallery URL as well as the Category URL for the work and the complete copied description you provided in the Gallery, including any sites you have this art for sale at.Keep the blog open til you have all the pertinent information copied there.Tie your info together across the net~!!
4. In the blog, write a short paragraph about the art, whatever inspired you or details about the location of where the art took place or any info that might stir more of the viewer’s interest. This may mean the difference when the viewer is making their choice in buying your art over other art they are checking out. Remember art is competitive and viewers are swayed by many factors, including the topic or appearance, the story, the price and how the art makes them feel. You need to make the feel good about your art without making a hard sell. The viewer must always feel in control over what they are seeing, but you need to present your art in a way that will make them want to see it enough to own it.
5. Copy your blog into any other blogs you may have online. The more you spread the news about the same piece of art, the more it will show up in search indexes and be more available to art viewers.
6.Copy the URL of the blog into our Facebook Group and or other promo pages that are available. Be sure to use the Like buttons on the Gallery and Category pages as well as on the Blog pages when available.Twitter it too. Do each and every Like available – Twitter, Facebook, Google+1 and also post urls & your short paragraph about your art into any of the clubs you belong to and on the sites you belong to.
If you learn to repeat this process for each work of art you upload online, you will be self promoting your work using these tools and your art will get noticed and have a better chance of reaching the viewers that may choose to buy it.
It is not enough to just upload a picture to a random site and hope that some millionaire will come along and ‘discover’ you and make you rich overnite. If you dont go about presenting your work properly and energetically online, you will remain unlikely to sell your work .
This process or system I have laid out is simple and works.I have sold alot of my art this way.
Now for more promotion and advertising, you can use ad agencies, but they are expensive.
If you want an alternative, collective low cost advertising for your art, consider buying a banner ad here on ArtRave. I was doing them for my art but now do it for other artists as well. [or read my forum on ArtRave & do it yourself~!]
While other sites charge alot per day to advertise, you can buy a low-cost ad that will last an entire month for less than you would pay for one day on most sites. [this just covers bandwidth & site support] You can choose what art and site you want viewers to go to with your banner ad.
I also have a Top Artist Ad services which are banner ads with per clicks. Unlike other banner services, I DO NOT CHARGE PER CLICK – ~!
Most adlists charge over $100 a year and up to $.35 per click thru~
I only charge $25 per year and have no click thru charges. I worked hard learning how and creating all these additional services to share with other artists to provide you with an effective way to show, promote and sell your art online.
Do not fool yourself by simply loading art and leaving it everywhere.
I created ArtRave as a promotional artist network, but it is not enough for you to simply post a piece of art and disappear as some have done. That is a waste of time and bandwidth on your part. You need to be proactive if you wish to sell your art online anywhere you go. If however you do it using ArtRave, you will see more results for your efforts and I will help you along the way more than any other site will.
Have a good day 🙂 Happy posting and promoting~!!
Can this dream become a reality or am I just too late to start over???
I raised 5 children, survived and , lost everything I owned , ruined what credit I had , my health took many wrong turns, now I am trying to salvage what is left of my life and while being a Christian is first and knowing Jesus is what kept me sane and has enabled me to survive thus far, ~ trying to keep busy and be productive , although I have been physically disabled for years and am starting out at a great disadvantage healthwise and financially.
Nevertheless I kept trying and in 2009 I created a new artwork, consolidating all the main sites I list on and am getting more organized all the time and now have begun helping other artists to do the same.
I did start selling on Ebay in 2007 and have had some busy times that enabled me to buy better printing equipment and to expand my capabilities in how to produce my art for sale… Yet now on ebay, you have to be careful as things get slow there and sometimes your auction might get overlooked or not even viewed at all..I have had at least a dozen items listed and they weren’t getting ‘hits’ or views, so that too gets really frustrating…
Spending so much time online has stiffened my joints even more and making me more sedentary. This winter’s cold keeps me indoor, lost on line trying to keep working.
I took a break in Dec 2008 and went to York and painted some theatrical sets for a ballet, but never got the photos of the work so I could display them online ~ and I did the work free, but was supposed to be reimbursed for my travel expenses and materials used- but the people I did it for, although they claimed they appreciated it, stalled by asking for an invoice and promised to pay me later, so I went back up north, home. They never paid…….Later on still saying while they loved the work, they just no longer acknowledged what they owed me for my expenses and ignored me after I asked for it and later in the presence of mutual friends denied owing me anything.. although the play charged $10 a head and sold out nightly… and they got backdrops they can now rent out to other studios and do~ go figure. I wanted to help them, so I did. I just assumed they were going to repay me what they owed but not all people have the same values or conscience.Live and learn…
Next I went to visit my daughter in July 2008 in Phoenix. She had a baby girl and her husband was deployed to Iraq but home on R&R for the birth which was wonderful. The weather was hot there so my joints weren’t as stiff and the house she had was lovely but I needed to get back to Pa and left the end of the month. While she had room for me and I could have set up a large studio/office area which would have been ideal for getting more organized in this endeavour to be self sufficient in my 50’s, I still felt I needed to work it out myself back in Pa.
I am glad to work online and feel so much more productive despite the economy. I have done alot of research and looked for what I needed on other websites about art and presentation and have built my own network, launched publically in June of 2009.
I have met many artists from around the world and we are collectively showing and selling our art right on my own network~!
Visit my network. http://AveHurleyIllustrations.ning.com to see my art and prints for sale~
ACEO/ATC’s SIGNED,COATED & IN CLEAR SLEEVES
8 X 10 CANVAS SIGNED PRINTS , SIGNED
11 X 14 SIGNED GLOSSY GICLEE PRINTS
13 X 19 SIGNED SATIN GICLEE PRINTS
Available for custom work as well as private sales, my websites are available to show my artwork to the online shopper and delivery is within 24-48 hours of receipt of payment, through Paypal, so you can buy with confidence and security.
Contact me for any of your art requests. I specialize in land and seascapes, country scenes, farms, fields ,lighthouses and more.
AVE HURLEY ILLUSTRATIONS
Thankyou and have a great day~! Ave
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As many of you know I am an artist. Never did it as a full time career as my interests and responsibilites have prevented me over the years. Most of my work over the last 30 yrs has been for gifts for friends and family and or charitable to raise money to help other people , churches , schools and other organizations.
I like doing it, but here I am now in a small rented farm house after losing my home 3 yrs ago with most of my possessions to have to start out over again and over 50, this isnt as easy as it would seem…
Although I am physically and legally disabled enough to preclude me from obtaining gainful employment with what would be considered a normal full time job, but sometimes I feel well enough to work and so I do volunteer jobs, like when I was working for the Red Cross at Ft.Sill in 2005, I was also able to start up and run as a manager , shelters in Oklahoma to assist the Katrina evacuees…
It was a bit ironic, but rewarding as I was able to help others get new homes and possessions, when I basically was living out of my van, while staying at my sons temporarily… I do enjoy putting others firsts, but then people look at me and wonder why I havent gotten my own life together yet… Now for me it is easy to promote and find good deeds to do for others, but for myself, I tend to feel awkward and dont like to ask for anything or any help, so that is probably the main reason I am in the dilemma I am in…
Here I over 50 , single again, bad or no credit, a van that keeps breaking down monthly, in a rented one bedroom house, barely keeping up with utilities let alone rent. still helping others via the net and phone to get their needs met, but rather than meeting my own needs, I have learned to do without most things…
Taking a good look at myself, I have no one to blame but me… I have talent, I am worthwhile and all the other forms of encouragement I give to others, I have failed to give to myself… I realized that I have become reclusive and have a lower sense of self esteem, fearing that if anyone sees me as ‘needing’ that they will then take advatange and hurt me.
Writing it down here, it sounds silly but I think that is about how I feel and then I prefer to come off all knowing, all powerful, all together so others can rely on me and they do… and I dont mind that as I feel it is better to give than to receive and know that I have a hard time being a receiver. I dont think it is pride as much as fear of rejection, so instead of taking care of my own needs, I do without and help others.
If it were just me, I could continue this survival mode living til I am called home to glory, but I have kids and grandkids, that I should be doing more for and I think that if I devote more time concerning my art into actually selling it and also getting ‘paid’ commissions, that I shouyld be able to rise above this poverty and not only contribute more to society but to myself, and with that I can help others even more… I have to get on my own bandwagon and have some of the fruits of my labors…
I didnt realize that my oldest son, who has been away from home over 10 yrs, had such a disrespectful view of me as being a loser and a bum!.. That really hurt, since I even did free work for him and his wife..Seems alot of people dont respect volunteers or those working for free for good causes. He thinks I am stupid for not being rich, since I have the talent to work in the art arena like a Kinkade or Rockwell, but havent out of fear.
I want to stop being afraid and I want to develop my art in a way that will provide a better standard of living for me and something I can leave to my children when I am gone… I dont want to be remembered as a loser or a bum by the ones I love most. I feel bad that some of them like my son, dont understand that much of what I have done throughout my life was to serve God humbly by helping others..
I was fairly well known and worked in the 70’s-80’s in NYC before moving upstate to raise my kids…]
For the last year or so, I have been doing my paintings and drawings so that they can be reproduced into other useful forms. I have learned the Giclee inkjet process through trial and error on digitally preparing paintings for printing and now can make orirginal ink printings in 8 x 10 and card size original images, cleear coat them, sign and date them and they are valuable when in comparison to other Giclees… I also spray clear coat on them to protect them from damage.
I am learning how to use Photo Impression and PhotoShop to make new image rendtions of my paintings and trying to create as many new paintings as I can.
I tried to sell some on Ebay, but was lame on the way I listed them and found that how they are listed determines how many will actually see them.. so for me it was a waste of money advertising them there.
I have also listed with Lowbid.com, but havent had any sales there either, but at least they dont charge to list..There are so many people trying to sell paintings online, that it is like winning a lottery to even have someone view my links…
My niece found Etsy and told me about it, so I checked it out and joined… $.20 per item to list for 4 months and a free online store… not a bad deal at all..I actually sold 3 items the first month there, but that was it… no other sales… but there could be and I am hopeful.
I then researched a bit and found that my prices were cheap, perhaps too cheap for the serious buyers and not cheap enough fot the middle class collectors… so I am struggling to learn the in’s and out’s… I tried lowering prices but found that when I printed one order, it cost me more to print and ship than I charged for the order, so that wasnt working!…
I hope to also get some commission work, so I found a muralist site and have joined it. Check out the links of the places I am located online and see if there isnt anything you might want or want done… I can work within most budgets and love to do the work. This is an art service listing online for people looking for artists to do projects at their homes or businesses. I have just joined: https://www.findamuralist.com/Pennsylvania/ave-hurley-mansfield.php
I have joined this services site and set up a portfolio in hopes to get some work..It is spring and I feel like painting BIG, so if you have any ideas that you’d like on a wall or on a mural board, I can do them for you!! I can work within almost any budget just about and am willing to travel to your location [if transportation is provided and a place to rest my head between painting sessions]..
I do what is called ‘speed painting’ and also Coney Island Style billboard art, so I can actually do a mural in the same time frame as I would do a fine art painting.. I have done full scenes on little 1 inch rocks and also on sides of buildings.. In my mind I can easily work in enlarging a scene and have been doing so since I was in my teens.. I can get some large murals done in one day!
I work from home here in PA in a small farm house and the winter has pretty much given me a sense of cabin fever, so I am ready to come out and paint….:) travel a little [ must be the gypsy in me,lol] My van needs alot of ‘upgrades’ like a tune-up alignment and oil change.. typically normal things to do, but I never have enough to get them done, so most of the winter my van has been ‘off the road’ waiting til the beginning of each month to get itr ‘started’ run some errands and then be stuck home again… not to mention gas prices..
I was shocked when home for 3 weeks after getting out of the hospital for my cellulitis, only to see prices jumped about $.70 a gal and now here it is going to be $4 by summer… [not fair!!! Iraqi oil should be paying for the war, not us!]
If you know anyone who wants some artistic work done, big or small, let me know and I would really appreciate the work!
For years I have done mural boards for people [up to 4ft x 8 ft and larger ones that interlock] and they can be done from home and later applied to walls [which is good in the event you were to move or redecorate, they can be easily removed and applied elsewhere. https://www.findamuralist.com/Pennsylvania/ave-hurley-mansfield.php but now at http://avehurleyillustrations.ning.com
I can do all that ‘faux’ type painting- too, like make a brick wall look real[ but really be plasterboard], lol and I have a nac for rocks that I can turn a doorway into a castle entrance or a child’s room into a wonderland…I have done castles and seascapes, landscapes for years. I can also do spot murals- you know like foliage and flora around windows or doorways, entranceways etcs.
I have some of my art at
in basically framable prints and note cards.
I also have some of my art transferred onto clothing, housewares and more at :
I havent figured out how to really advertise those sites and see from the counter that there just isnt alot of people out there that even see my ‘stuff’ ;( http://www.famesource.com/profile.aspx?u=LadyMadonnah
So if you even take a peak, I ‘d appreciate it and if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can get some business going, please let me know…
I have been here on myspace for over a year and have met alot of wonderful talented people and myspace has been a good place for me. www.myspace.com/avehurleyillustrations
I do however have to do some sort of work and need some sort of art jobs or sales since I am basically stuck at home because of my health and also finances, [like many others I am sure} so I am not complaining, but it would be nice to have something else to do sometimes… http://www.famesource.com/myspace.aspx?u=LadyMadonnah
Have a great weekend and God bless you all, my friends…:) Ave
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