I’m beginning to think that painters are harming themselves by not pricing their paintings to move. Even if the work sells for less than what we feel it is worth, I think selling a painting is always a good thing: for starters we get the satisfaction of knowing somebody is appreciating our work… and they won’t appreciate it any less just because it is affordable. Also, the painting is now in someone’s home (rather than in storage at the gallery) on a wall serving as an advertisement—an advertisement we got paid for. Lastly, and more importantly for our prices, a momentum can develop… the more we sell, the more collectors we have, the larger the mailing list gets, the bigger the openings, the more demand there is for the work. Then maybe prices start to rise again but this time the rise is based on a real, honest demand that we understand and know. The prices might even go beyond what they once were in the first place (so our collectors are happy again with their investment.)Galleries or no galleries, I think we need to adjust our thinking about this just like we are beginning to adjust our thinking about art and the Internet. Frankly, I’m still wrestling with many of these questions myself and would be interested to hear what you think.Interestingly enough in this interview the journalist makes a valid point regarding the MAIN difference.....Now artists can sell directly to consumers, using blogs or auction sites at
prices more affordable to would-be collectors. The result: More people are making a living as artists, more people are buying art, and more art is selling at a wider spectrum of prices.
During the creation process and as a learning experience for myself...i aspired to take some photos of the process of creating an abstract mindscape.........
The idea was to show the organic development of the painting from the surface of the canvas to the face the art presents to the world hanging on the wall.
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The hair is optional............... :)
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PATRICK MILLER OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE
OIL ON CANVAS 16 X 20 INCHES
THE SECOND TOWER SERIES: TOWARDS THE WITHIN
The evening begins at 6:30 with an hour-long preview, hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings from local wineries, cash bar, and live music, followed by the upbeat, fast-paced, entertaining and educational art auction.
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Beautifully framed original paintings, reproductions, sports memorabilia, and sculpture to brighten your home or office will be offered at a gala art auction on Saturday, April 14th at Highland Park Golf Club in Auburn. Conducted by Marlin Art of Long Island, this unique auction will include over 160 works of art.
Marlin Art conducts over 500 live auctions each year, raising millions of dollars for various worthy causes. As a leader in fundraising, the company continues to think creatively and to develop new and exciting concepts that are as enjoyable as they are entertaining and rewarding. Marlin Art is proud to have exclusive relationships with many prominent artists including Fazzino, Borelli, Neiman, Lui and Holland
With a 36-year history of partnering with not-for-profit agencies to enhance fundraising opportunities through art auctions, Marlin Art professionals select the auction collection from categories based on responses from local ticket buyers. Tickets are $15 each, or two for $25, and response cards listing art preferences can be completed upon ticket purchase.
This event is sponsored by Seneca Cayuga ARC. All proceeds will benefit under-funded programs and services such as children's preschool, recreation for children and adults, the teen group, respite care for people with Alzheimer's Disease at the Gordon Eadie Center, and Camp Columbus.
They are currently based in Melbourne and juggle daytime jobs and music. It is not an easy road being creative and certainly not for the faint hearted. But then.........we are not.
I miss them.
Checking for a fit..........at this point the house lost power .... for the next 5 hours!!!
The first two coats of Polyurethane..........brings out the nice honey colours in the pine.
Looks a little better and is a little wider and more substantial AND it matches the chopping board for a bit of Wendy Time and $10....... pretty good deal.....and considering its is used fairly frequently......... it made EVERYONE happy.