Art Drop-Off 3/20/22

On March 20 my husband and I were walking a section of the Perkiomen Trail, up near Schwenksville. For those of you who may remember, the trail passes by Ott’s Exotic Plants, and that’s the section we took. Although we didn’t stop in for any flowers on this trip.

Anyway, I left a couple of the 4″ x 4″ small paintings I am trying out for drop-off suitability. I left one on top of a vehicle barrier on the trail:

… and I left another one at the base of the railroad bridge. I’m sorry I don’t have a larger photo to show of the art – it’s one of the few pictures that got lost in my previous computer’s amnesia and death. I can and will show you a photo of the creek, though – I really think the Perkiomen should be called a river, not a creek, because it is wide and deep all along its length.

I did check the picnic area where I left a piece some weeks ago. It’s gone. That is a good thing.

As far as my auditioning of these small paintings is going, I am leaning toward the 4″ x 4″ being more attractive to passers-by. I think the larger 6″ x 6″ ones give people the idea that they shouldn’t take it because they aren’t sure it’s not meant to be some kind of an exhibit, maybe. I base this feeling on the fact that the 4×4’s have all gone quickly but the 6×6 seem to have lingered (recently I revisit sites often enough to know this). So if I keep making paintings to drop off, I think I will stick with 4×4.

All right! That’s where things stand right now.

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6 responses to “Art Drop-Off 3/20/22

  1. 4 x 4 also a good pocket size or handbag size

    • Yes, I think so too, a much easier thing just to feel you can pick up and take along. The larger one is just that much more that it can feel like a whole different category of object.

  2. There is something about the colours selection and visual texture in that piece that makes it the absolutely perfect fit for that location. Interesting market research on which pieces get snatched up sooner. Except for the odd painted rock, I have never chanced across some abandoned art waiting to be adopted to know how I would react. Since knowing you, of course, I would know to pick it up and take it home without a second thought but I wonder if I would have second guessed that option before.

    • Thank you. I have started attaching notes to the back of the pieces to let people know it is ok to take them. I used to do the same when I did the little clay figures (they had hollow bases in which to insert a little note). I am hoping that will encourage people once they know what is going on. I do think the smaller pieces work better, too, for an impulse pick-up.

  3. I can’t believe someone hasn’t snatched them all up, they are truly amazing!

    • Thank you. Eventually they find a home, but sometimes it takes time. Also, the weather here has been bad and not as many people out on the trails and so on. Summer is really art-drop-off season!

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