|Fluid | Acrylic on Canvas | 30 x 40|
Fluid is at Marze Botha gallery in Stellenbosch, if you want to go see him face to face.
I framed him because I had decided to keep him -
This is what happens: you have a blank space on the wall,
so you hang an available painting there, just until
you take it to a gallery or sell it, obviously..
only it looks rather pretty there, and you get a little attached
and the next time you send a client a list of available paintings, you
"neglect" to add that particular painting to the list..
and that's just terrible business
Let me just add, I still maintain that it's okay to like your own work - hell, even essential, how can you expect people to purchase and collect your own work if you don't like it? It's a good thing to create work you're proud of, in short: satisfaction = good, arrogance = very very bad
So I framed him to keep him and realised (again) that I really really need to start collecting other people's art - not just for the sake of supporting fellow artists and not being a hypocrite, but also 'cause there's SO MUCH amazing stuff out there, and my walls are missing out! Yep. I covet. But maybe coveting art is okay?
I took these two Soldiers to Feathers to get framed, because they're just so little and I was afraid I'd struggle to sell them. And someone came into the store and saw them, and ended up purchasing them before they were even framed - which is a delightful win, because they could choose a frame they preferred, and I didn't have to pay for framing! Yes!
I think I'll keep working so small once I dictate my own work again, it makes sense (now that I want to buy everyone's every art) to make art that's affordable(er) and tiny enough that it would fit in any home.
|Ten little Soldier boys | Acrylic on Canvas | 10 x 15 cm each|
Only now my bedroom is just bland; all white with a colourful painting is stylish, but all white with a bare nail in the wall is sad :'( but the story doesn't end there!
|Variation Red Green Blue | Acrylic on Canvas | 50 x 90 cm|
Straight after that sale I was contacted my a lovely lady through facebook, and she ended up picking RGB: Revisited out of all the available works (of which there were many) and it was so poetic to me, as (you might remember) Revisited was a tribute to RGB and they sold back to back!
|RGB: Revisited | Acrylic on Canvas | 21 x 30 cm|
I can completely understand how that would be a very uninteresting story to anyone who isn't in fact me. Thanks for reading this far!!
I promised you exciting news didn't I? I lied. There's exciting news, but I'll share it tomorrow :) But have some cat tax! Little sleepy head <3