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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Blondheim Art Original Paintings

Shirred Island

24x36 inches

oil on canvas

2000.00

Gold Frame



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Painters Tip


My favorite inventory system is Excel. If you have Microsoft Office you will have Excel. It is a spread sheet. The great thing about it is that you can insert small images of your paintings into the spread sheet. I use it for all of my inventories for galleries and they love it too. It is so much easier for them to keep up with my work that way.


I start with the name of the gallery and my contact info on the top left. I go down and skip a line and then insert my image in a box on the left. Under the image, I put the title and then move left to right with the size, medium, price.


Then I skip a row, drop down to the next row, insert the next image and so on, until I have them all listed. I then check the page break and adjust it so that they will all print correctly. I save a copy in a desktop folder for that gallery and print one out to take to the gallery with my work.


For a master inventory, I plug in the name of the gallery where that particular painting is for sale. It may be in an exhibition somewhere, or in the studio, or with my agent. I can put that information right into the master inventory file. That way I always know where a painting is located. When a painting sells I can type in sold.


The key to this is doing it every week. If you put it off it is just too large a task.


2 comments:

Jean Levert Hood said...

Linda, thank you for the info on your inventory spread sheet. I printed it out. You are so giving to us painters out here, and I appreciate it very much. Thank you again.

Plein Air Florida said...

Jean, You are so welcome. I'm always happy to know that other painters find my tips to be useful.

Love,
Linda