|21 Recently Sold Paintings|
Friday, January 18, 2013
21 Paintings Sold in 3 Months :)
I have been in a lot of group shows lately - ones that require multiple pieces, some of which were priced very low as per the criteria for the show. All of these paintings were 8" by 8" or under. Having gotten the caveat out of the way and doing the math, I realized yesterday that I have sold 21 paintings since late October! Of those 21, four were in galleries and were not done for the active group shows - two of which were large paintings. Profit margin-wise this is no great shakes, but regardless, it always feels great when people purchase my work and hang it on their walls to live with. Group shows keep me going. I am working towards several more right now, all around the theme of Valentine's Day. Working a theme can be very freeing within the constraints. It flexes my previously over-used McMenamin's/Stage Right/Commissions muscle. Years ago art paid my bills via mural painting, set painting etc. The wages were low and the work was back breaking but in retrospect I think of it as good training for versatility through attempting many types of expression and subject matter. Even though now I much prefer painting intuitively with rules that adhere to the visual logic that evolves as I paint, it is always exciting to know that I can discover new ways of working when I accept a limitation from outside.I am on a roll right now so I have to keep it going and set myself goals for working regardless of whether or not I have exhibits pending.