Winning and selling

A3: Charcoal and wash on paper

One of my drawings won a prize this week at the arts club annual exhibition. I also have two paintings in the show and sold one at the private view despite the NFS tag. Someone made me an offer and I took the cash. I’ve had offers for the drawing too but haven’t accepted…yet…as it’s one I’m fond of. I do have a plan chest full of drawings though so why have I not let it go?

It’s wonderful and very encouraging to receive acknowledgement and appreciation, and money, for my work.

I’ve sold many paintings in the past that I really loved and have no regrets about parting with any of them. (Well, maybe one, and I’ve insisted on keeping a few). Letting go of the old makes way for the new, and no one can enjoy work that’s hidden away in a rack or drawer.

I heard that a local artist, an excellent and prolific draughtsman, has been selling his life drawings for silly money at his open house show. A kind of loss leader for his paintings perhaps. I like that this gets his work, and his name, out there and suggests both a lack of attachment and a confidence that he can more or less give them away as there will always be plenty more where these came from.

The winning drawing is “Two’s Company” which I posted here on 18th February.

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One thought on “Winning and selling

  1. hi dee – so good to hear of your success – you know I just love your drawings, and great to hear of them being seen and recognised ‘out there’ more.

    love the blog too 🙂
    xx

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