Friday, March 28, 2014

SOLD! A Touch of Spring.

"A Touch of Spring"
12 x 12 
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft Studio

I sold this lovely spring painting today at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City.  A gentlemen was looking for a gift for his wife's birthday.  Thanks to our gallery manager, Sandi Parker, he purchased my painting!  It was a good day as I also sold a beach painting out of my Etsy Store.  This is my third flower painting to sell this week.  Everyone is anxious for spring!  Have a great weekend.

Monday, March 24, 2014

SOLD! Tuscan Vineyard Landscape

"Tuscan Vineyard"
24 x 36
© 2012 by Rebecca Croft

It was a great weekend for Rebecca Croft Studios.  I sold 4 paintings on Etsy!  This one I painted in 2012 for my solo show at Piola Restaurant in Rosslyn.  I had to paint about 12 paintings for that show as the restaurant has large walls and high ceilings.  I painted several large paintings like this one.  I only have two left.  I'll miss this one as I really liked it but I'm glad that I'm freeing up some wall space in my studio.  I learned that I really enjoy painting large after preparing for this show.  It's always good to stretch and do something new.  You never know what you'll find out about yourself.  I'm taking an abstract painting workshop beginning this week so I'm hoping to learn some new techniques there.  We have an upcoming juried show in May at the Gallery Underground called "Mayhem" so I hope to enter two paintings into that.  My large zebra painting and hopefully an abstract that I create this week.  I'll keep you posted if I get in.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Commission - Landscape

"Carolina Sunset"
12 x 16
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

This week has been busy!  First I got the dog commission "Skittles" and by the way the customer loved it so I didn't have to make any changes.  She's picking it up this weekend.  Then Sunday I got an order for this landscape.  I quickly painted this again in 16 x 20 and I'll ship it this friday when it's dry.  I get so excited when I sell a painting on Etsy and it motivates me to get back into my studio to create.  I really had fun painting the dog commission so I've added a listing to my store where people can contact me if they want their pet painted.  Of course we had to have one last snow storm (at least I hope it's the last) on Monday.  Will spring ever arrive??? I'll keep painting in hopes of warmer weather soon.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Commission "Skittles"

18 x 24
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

Yesterday I got a message through my website from an old high school classmate asking me to paint her dog "Skittles" for her husband's upcoming birthday.  I have managed to reconnect with many of my high school friends and college classmates through facebook.  I haven't sold anything through facebook but now I have my first commission!  I also try to use Pinterest to advertise as well.  I use to compete with another Rebecca Croft in Australia for the top spot on the google search but because of social media; facebook, pinterest, my blog & website I am now on the entire first page of the google search for Rebecca Croft!  I also just added a google + account but I'm not sure what I'm doing with that yet.  Anyway, back to this commission.  My classmate actually also happens to live in Arlington so I will get to see her when she picks up the painting.  I had to do it quickly so it would be dry by next weekend as her husbands birthday is April 1st.  I just sent her the photos so I'm hoping she loves it!  Stay tuned if she wants changes I'll post a new photo of the final result.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

French Fields of Lavender - Series

"French Fields of Lavender"
10 x 20
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

Next month at the Gallery Underground - the Crystal City Gallery that I am a member of is hosting a show next month titled Series.  Each of the 35 artists will hang 5 paintings that constitute a series of work.  I will be hanging my French Lavender Series.  I hope you will come and enjoy at the reception, Friday, April 4th 5-8pm.  I would love to see you.  Bring some friends.  It should be an inspiring show and your chance to really get a feel for the artists body of work. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SOLD! Italian Landscape

"Italian Landscape"
12 x 16
© 2012 by Rebecca Croft

After a trip to Italy I painted several landscapes.  This was one of two that I thought could go together.  I sold the other one a year ago and now I've sold this one through my Etsy store.  I really liked how I used the color and lines in this painting.  It's now in a new home in Washington, D.C.  I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it!  I was back in my studio today painting France.  Next month in the Gallery Underground we are featuring series by each artist.  I am going to have 5 paintings of French Lavender Fields as my series.  They will hang Mar 31st through the month of April.  Stay warm!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


18 x 24 Giclee Landscape
© 2013 by Rebecca Croft

I've been traveling for my part time event planning job.  BUT I managed to sell this Giclee through my Etsy store while I was away.  It's nice to sell Giclee's because you can choose one of my paintings and I can have it made in pretty much any size that you want. 

The word giclĂ©e was appropriated[3] by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large-formathigh-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer generated".

I've been doing pretty well selling Giclee's.  Mine are printed on gallery wrapped canvas's so they do not require framing if you like a modern look.  It's a nice gift alternative if you can't afford the original painting.  This painting would have been $450.00 but the Giclee in the same size is only $135.00!

Hoping to get back in my studio tomorrow during the snow storm....  Have a great week.