Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Art For Its Own Sake

I just remembered I had not posted anything here for over a year. I sort of gave up and started concentrating on other things (such as making money to pay the rent on time every month) Maybe I'll post something new here next month - perhaps one of my more recent paintings. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Selling a few more

Since the last time I wrote something here, I have sold a few more paintings - in case you were wondering. They sold for next-to-nothing but I did make a profit of about 5 dollars on each one. I told myself that it was better than nothing. I only sell the stuff I don't like too much. My best stuff I am holding back for when I become famous. If that never happens, I have left instructions to my heirs that they should just burn everything.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Selling more than Van Gogh

I don't remember if I have said this here before but it's possible I have. I have been painting for a while but have only sold a total of 7 paintings - small ones, all of them. I have also given many paintings away to friends. I gave a nice painting to a close friend and after about a month I saw her at her house and found my little painting sitting upright on the floor in her office. She had not bothered to hang it up even after one month. What does that mean? No appreciation for my painting, that's what. We are still friends but I will never again give her anything of mine. 
You are aware that poor van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. That only speaks to the quality of the viewer, not the quality of the painter, but the fact remains that he gained nothing of economic value from his painting. It seems no gallery would touch van Gogh's work at that time. When they came to truly understand the works, they came around to a very different view of things but van Gogh was dead by then. I am now selling my paintings on Ebay although I would prefer having an agent. Agents are useful. Picasso was nobody until he got an agent. Agents will get your work to many viewers. I cannot sell if I have no viewers. Agents will also sell your work for more money than you can get yourself. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Page 111

Even on the best of days this blog only gets about 5 views - PER MONTH. During the holidays it gets even fewer views. This post is simply to bring in the new year - 2014 - for whatever that's worth. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

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Crash - number 388 - 2009

Eulogy - number 401 - 2009

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Green Necklace - number 383 - 2009

The Stare - number 384 - 2009

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Window - number 381 - 2009

Follow Me - number 382 - 2009