At a gallery, you may not get to even have a name of who purchased your art so no way to send a personal thank you and talk about the painting/artwork. My solution is to put the information on the back of the painting. I print a certificate of authenticity and anything special instructions about the frame or glass. Most often, I use museum glass and want them to know not to use glass cleaners on it.
I include a sentence or two (depending on the size of the painting, how much fits!) about why I painted it or a story of why I was inspired. I have a short bio. I sign my name on my paintings like this:
The story includes why I sign my name like that. It is Castillo with a "no" inside a block. My maiden name was Knoblock - no block and my father signed things that way. Gene suggested I put it on my paintings to honor my dad.
When a person buys my painting they will get the story about my work, info about me, my contact info, the gallery's info and that the artwork is an original.
I sketched in the huge sketchbook this morning. I was packing but needed a break and that was a good way to take one.
Number 1, nose
Number 2, mouth
Number 3, summer shoes - Gene's I wear walking shoes/sneakers all year round
Number 4, chair - my studio chair, I have sketched most of our other chairs
Number 5, thumb - it looks like a distorted photo, eh? Sketched too quickly. Excuse.