Got a minute? I need your help. . .
Normally I don’t write about my own art on EmptyEasel, but just for today I am. I’m posting a request to anyone out there who might have a connection that I don’t.
Oh, and there’s nearly $2,500 up for grabs. Here’s the story:
Several years ago while living in Idaho I did a series of paintings based on a local fire station. These aren’t paintings of fire fighters, or the fire station itself, they’re paintings of things I found inside the fire station.
For example, this one shows a firefighter’s boots and gear beside a fire truck.
Here’s another one—it’s just an old fire alarm on the wall, but the colors were so fantastic that I had to paint it.
I’d originally planned on doing more paintings from fire stations, but as things turned out, I ended up creating EmptyEasel instead and just didn’t have the time.
I sold a few in this series, but after moving to a different state, the rest of them ended up in a spare room where they’ve been collecting dust ever since.
I’d really love for at least some of these paintings to go to someone who will enjoy them. Perhaps a firefighter, or a firefighting buff. . . or just someone who loves bold colors and geometric compositions.
And that’s where you come in, if you’re willing to help.
All of the paintings shown in this blog post are for sale.
If you have a friend, co-worker, or family member who might enjoy one, please go ahead and copy that image to your computer and then email it to them (or print it out and show them) and see what they think.
Feel free to send them my email address as well (email@example.com). I’m always willing to talk about the paintings or answer questions.
And of course, there IS an incentive for you. . .
If you put me in contact with someone who ends up purchasing one of my fire station paintings, you’ll receive a 40% commission on the painting they buy.
In fact, if they purchased every single painting here, you’d stand to make $2480.00. Not bad, right?
(Scroll down to the end of this post if you’re interested in seeing how much of a commission you’d make per painting.)
As I said before, I don’t do this type of thing often. In fact, this is the first time. But I wanted to give it a try just to see what would happen. If it works out, maybe I’ll implement something on a broader scale here at EE, for all artists.
At any rate, I think it’s worth a shot. I know that someone out there would love one of these paintings. I just don’t know who they are yet.
OK, so as promised, here’s the price list (the commission amount is in parentheses). All of the paintings are oil on canvas, signed by me on the back.
Ready Boots – $1050 ($420)
In Case of Fire – $425 ($170)
Trapped – $350 ($140)
Maverick – $600 ($240)
Unsung Hero – $450 ($180)
Fire Wrangler – $1350 ($540)
Red White and Green – $400 ($160)
Captain 401 – $375 ($150)
The Firefighter’s Badge – $1200 ($480)
NOTE: Shipping will be paid by the buyer, and won’t affect the commission price.
All right, I think that’s about it, folks. . . If you’ve read this far, I suppose there’s a good chance you’ll mention these paintings to someone else, so thanks in advance. I really do appreciate it.