Monday, July 30, 2012

painting the trailer...

Digital painting of my little trailer
The artist can paint your rv too...
Yesterday for fun I did a little painting of our Camplite trailer. It has me thinking that, sometime in the future, there might be a little side business I could do to earn some gas money. I could offer my artistic services to do commissioned portraits of rv's. I could put together a portfolio "gallery" of examples & market the service primarily on the internet. Perhaps having a booth at RV shows would be an opportunity to line up some work. I would work from provided photos. If I met the client in person I could take my own pics if necessary. In the portfolio I could have examples where I swapped out the background so clients could have their rv in one of their favorite scenic shots. I could expand to the pet market?

Do you think there is any potential in this idea?

Regards, Ross  July 30, 2012

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Yes, why not. Some people love their dogs, their motorcycles, their cars, why not their campers? Especially to hang in their camper?

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  2. Thanks for the comment. People could park their dog, motorcycle, and car in front of their camper and send me a pic! I could then make a single painting of all the things the love. Heck, they could park themselves, grand-kids etc. in the pic too.

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  3. I think this would be an idea that could sell. One thing to consider would be also selling a digital image that could be used on stationary or other places, like on computer desktop.

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  4. Thanks for the comment. I think you are right about digital images. The option of just getting a digital image could be less expensive. The cost of printing and couriering images would be a significant expense. If I could just email then I could pass those savings on to the customer. Overall I do think for this little venture to be successful the costs will need to be low. I've noticed from the rv blogs I read that the stereotype that rv folks are "cheap" does seem to have some truth. (I've seen blogs where the people go on & on not just about the relative cost of gas but also of bread & milk). Nothing wrong with being frugal but it does suggest if I want to sell to such people my product will need to be good value.

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  5. Good idea, a fellow traveler and artist swankie wheels is making some extra doing pet and people pencil portraits.

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I welcome your comments -- Ross