Saturday, March 11, 2017

Inventory of your paintings

If you've been painting for a couple of years, it's likely that you have a few paintings around the house or studio. As a result, you have probably said to yourself  that it’s time to make a list of your paintings for a number of reasons including  making sure that the works are adequately insured and know what has sold for how much. Keeping an inventory of your paintings could appear to be a daunting experience and you might have been procrastinating about it.

In reality, preparing an inventory of your art is not that hard to do, as long as you understand it takes time and as long as you have a system.

So where do you start? Here are some of the information you should keep
  • title;
  • date of creation;
  • measurements;
  • sale status;
  • client name if painting has sold;
  • exhibits where painting has been exposed; and
  • small image.
Some people suggest numbering all of your paintings.

All of the above can be easily stored in an Excel spreadsheet for tracking purposes. There are also online service for inventory of your art.

In addition, some artists have labels to the back of their paintings to provide some of the information you are looking for.

This week's artist find in Matthew Bird:
Matthew Bird Watercolour
Have a great week

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