Last night I participated in my first Sketch Tuesday of 2009, merrily painting girls, bears, and wrestlers for 4 hours. It was a blast. I sold about 15 pieces! The last time I did it, I only sold 2 and I was concerned that the recession was hitting the world of impulse art buying in the $15 - $25 range, but last night proved that, as Eric says, it's always possible to shake a twenty out of someone's wallet.
In the same vein, I plan on attending (as a spectator) the Southern Exposure Monster Drawing Rally this Friday the 27th. It's a live drawing and fundraising event featuring over 130 artists, at the Verdi Club on the Potrero Hill side of the Mission.
Just look at some of the amazing local artists who will be participating: Michelle Blade, Lisa Congdon, Amy Franceschini, Kelly Lynn Jones, Josh Keyes, Paul Madonna, Andrew Schoultz, Deth P. Sun, Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, and tons more. There's an auction at the end where pieces are sold for just $60.
Then the following day, Saturday the 28th, come back to the Verdi Club at noon for the Noise Pop Festival's Pop n' Shop. Our little business that could, 3 Fish Studios will be there, selling prints, paintings, and awesomeness. Actually, we'll give away the awesomeness for free.