Nest in Square
24"x24" oil on canvas SOLD
I LOVE this one!
This nest took a while and I enjoyed
having something to paint on
between my busy schedule.
Can you spot the ladybugs?
I am in a great gallery here in Las Cruces.
-they carry my larger works -
and although my art sales
have been going
rather well during
the last couple of months,
I was still really surprised
when they called to say it had sold
after only a couple of days.
No special show and
it was still on the floor
a chair leg!
The only reason I am relating this
is because I hear some artists getting
all hung up about what they perceive to
be a poor placement
of their painting
in a show or gallery
but, I have been everywhere
in many different galleries...
in the back room,
the corridor, dark corners,
even left out for days on a patio...
all it takes is for the right person to see it.
Because when someone sees a painting
that resonates in their heart
they will usually buy it or remember it.
That is why the internet has opened
up such wonderful opportunities
for artists and especially the ones
who cannot find an established gallery
or place to show their work.
A far larger audience gives
artists a much better chance to be seen.
There is a discussion about not needing
galleries now with the internet.
I think for some that may be true
but I want galleries to survive
because there is nothing
like actually putting your eyes close up
to the painting and absorbing the