For a long time people have been asking if my paintings were for sale. I resisted the idea at first. I wasn’t good enough to paint something anyone would want to buy. I have given away several paintings, though, and they’ve always been well-received.
Even when I began putting art on display at community venues and art studios, I marked them as NFS — not for sale.
After being part of two area art clubs, however, I decided to actually put prices on a few paintings, to start believing more in myself as an artist, and to accept the idea that others may actually like some of my work.
So today, I’m excited to announce that I’ve made my first sale.
Which painting sold? Why, it was that camel I displayed yesterday. The buyer saw it, loved it, and pulled out a checkbook. I explained that it first needs to dry, get a coat of varnish, and then be matted and framed.
It’s a nice little boost to my confidence as an evolving artist. I did receive many positive comments about the painting when I posted it yesterday. Thank you for all the kind words.
So, today I’m celebrating a bit! And then later… maybe I’ll get busy painting again. 🙂