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

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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

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Street - number 379 - 2009
















Tuba - number 380 - 2009

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The Accompanist - number 377 - 2009


















Center - number 378 - 2009