My painting today is only 1/2 finished! I started on time.
Then our friend Joan came for a visit and I drove the
girls for ice cream and Joan wanted to look at our new
55+ community. By the time I got home it was time to
leave for track practice. Till I got home, dried off, and
warmed up I do not have enough time to finish. I
promise it will be done tomorrow and look great. So
instead of a painting today I will share a fellow artists
article. The Art of being an Art Collector.
Go read it and come back...
Well written and made me stop and think about my
own path as a painter and how connected I am to my
clients. I paint what I love, things I have seen, places I
have visited. I think when you get to know me, visit the
studio/house and see how I live you have a greater
understanding of who I am and how I connect with my
world. That comes out in my paintings. I am not
doing the salesman thing and my path has not been all
about selling and money. The sales happen naturally
when I and my paintings connect with people. I want
my clients to fall in love with my subjects, to find a
calm peacefulness in them and to share my view and
to feel connected to the subject. I prefer to build a
relationship with my clients, they have invested in my
paintings but also in me as an artist and person. I don't
care if its a $35 mini print or a $6000 original, I am
counting on a connection, I want it to mean something
to that buyer. They become my collectors and I know
they will be back for more!