Sunday, October 01, 2006

Painting to trade no.1

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The other kind of painting
oil on canvas panel
Here is my first painting I have to trade. I will trade with any of the other daily painters(let's not go into what that means). How about I call you blog painters.
This is an experiment but I hope it works out so we all get into the fun of collecting and trading with each other. This is how I envision this working. I am open to suggestions though.

1. I will post the painting or paintings I have to trade on the first Sunday of each month.
2. If someone has a painting to trade make a comment on my blog that you want to trade. Post the painting or paintings you are trading on your blog. That way others who want to try this experiment can see and join in. Don't limit this to just me.
3. This is one point I am struggling with the most. How do I respond to everyone who wants to trade but I don't pick this month? I will go with the truth, I will respond with this: I chose to trade with another this month. I hope we can try again in the future.
4.. If you don't want to show others and just want to trade privately with me. Send me an email at and attach a photo and details of your painting or paintings you have to trade.
5. I will leave a comment on your blog that I would like to trade. We should then complete the correspondence via email. Not using our blogs.
6. Please don't have hurt feelings or feel rejected if I choose someone else to trade with this month. I will be looking to trade each month so stay cool and enjoy the process. Also, I won'tbe sitting by the computer dong this all day. I will be painting, so I will look and peak in occassionally through the week
7. Once the trade is made I will tag the painting as TRADED on my blog.
8. I will only trade what I am listing. I don't have enough paintings to trade with a lot of people right now.
That's about as complicated as I want to get. I have no idea how this will work but it should be fun. So let's see what you got.


David said...

Peter -- very nice! I also have one to trade. I'm curious who else will join in, so I'll wait until later today to make an offer. Have a lovely Sunday!

Anonymous said...

OK Peter, I shall go with this idea, because I think it is good and positive etc etc, although it will cost me a small fortune in postage all the way from france !
I would like to put up for trade:
"Parasol Mushrooms" 28th Septembers painting.
(Cant do todays because it is under offer and I forgot that it was trade up sunday!)
Now what happens?

Charlotte McDavid said...

Great idea. I am a daily painter (in that I paint daily), have a blog (to which I post some of my paintings) but I do not finish and post paintings daily. I would love to join in.
Let me know.

Charlotte McDavid said...

For today I select Geranium from Aug 17. Next Sunday I will have a new painting to offer in trade.

Ed Terpening said...

Hey Peter, count me in! Great piece. See mine for trade posted today, October 1st.

Chuck Law said...

Hi Peter
I think this is a great idea. I'm a 'blog painter' and I'm very interested in participating in something like this. The painting I will put up for trade is 'Pear & BlueJay Feather'. Here is the link.
I'll be checking back to see how this goes and if I'm interested, put in my bid for trade on your next trading-post.
Chuck Law

craigstephens said...

That's a beauty! I wish I had seen it earlier. I would have loved to trade for that. Great idea for subject matter, wonderfully executed. I like the trade idea. Count me in!