Sunday, May 2, 2010

Getting ready

The art sale a week ago went very well. I sold 7 paintings in 2 days! Some were bought by returned customers. Anne is the new owner of the two pieces shown here A Cloudy Day and Meadow in Fog--thank you Ann!

Some artists do not paint scenes that appeal to them simply because they think the subject won't sell. What sells should never be the main factor in determining what to paint. Not everyone goes for the colorful, bright, "happy" paintings. Personally, I love foggy and cloudy days because I find them very comforting. They bring very good memories of field trips to cloud forests in Costa Rica, and they often invite introspection.

Follow your muse. Sooner or later you're likely to find kindred souls who will appreciate your work.

5 comments:

Elaine said...

Congratulations on the sales Adriana. Lovely paintings - as usual.

Donna T said...

Seven paintings sold in two days?! Wow Adriana, CONGRATULATIONS! In this economy that is quite the testament to your skill! I agree with your thoughts about subject matter. I just don't always want bright, happy primary colors in my paintings. I figure if I respond to a quiet moody scene someone else will too. Is it possible to feel an emotion that someone, somewhere hasn't already felt?

Cat-in-a-Box said...

Adriana - I don't comment nearly often enough on the blogs I follow, but as ever I love seeing your work, and these two are phenomenal! Kudos on the sales!
~ Pam

Adriana Meiss said...

Elaine, Donna, Pam, thank you! I really appreciate your visiting and commenting. Sorry about the late response but I was away, taking a 5-day workshop-I'll write about it very soon. At an art and craft show I participated the following Saturday, I did not sell a thing. I had to give it a try though.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!