I have not painted in over a month. Sometimes that happens because of vacations, visiting family away from home. But now that I’m back, I’m having a bit of a motivational problem. I’ve sold 1 medium painting and several small ones over the last 6 months, but my inventory is stacking up and I’m finding that even though I like what I do, I’m not selling as much as I’d like to, and it gets discouraging, especially when I start running out of room in my studio to store them. I am just not feeling very inspired.
Do you ever get that way?
I am in a gallery called Art on 12 (https://arton12.com) and I get a lot of compliments on my work, but 100 times more admirers than buyers. People like to look, but few are actually in the market for art, and even fewer have, or are willing to spend, the money for fine art.
The art world is fickle. People’s tastes change. What is popular is today may not be tomorrow. I’m noticing that brash colors and abstracts are selling a lot more than impressionistic landscapes. I may be out of touch or living in the wrong era.
ART ON 12
June 29 – July 30
NEW EXHIBITION: COOL WATER
Gordon Fowler and Herb Smith will be our two featured artists whose works will be up by July 7th. The reception and grand opening for this show will be on Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Tour on July the 13th.
I am in this new show that just went up and have already received some votes from the “People’s Choice.”
Art on 12
13811 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, Texas 78676
It was a foggy day in Rock Creek Park Tennessee, where I visited with my Tenn family. The haze created a beautiful photo, but was too misty when I painted it. Needed to stand out.
As of January 1, I became a partner in Art on 12 – A Texas Destination Gallery
Along with Roger McBee, we hope to use our skills in marketing and web design to improve our presence on the web and make our gallery known for its broad range of arts and artistic talents.
Art on 12 is situated in the heart of Central Texas, in Wimberley. Our city has been designated a Texas Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Our gallery is a destination for all those who wish to experience the rich heritage of Texas. Meet our local, regional, and nationally known artists, many of whom reside in our small town or live close by.
Come experience the flavor of this unique artists’ community. We have over 14 galleries that participate in our Saturday Gallery Trail. Experience Southern hospitality with wine, beer, hor d’ouevres, and meet many of the artists.
What makes our gallery special is not just the high quality of talent in our local community, but also we feature art by such nationally know artists as Maxine Price, Debra Steidel, Gary Oakley, and Soon Warren.
This painting was from a dream I had. It was experimental in the use of Acrylics diluted to the consistency of watercolors. There is a set of houses on the outcrop with a wonderful view of the landscape.
My wife, Leigh, has recently taken up painting… Now she has done craft painting for years, but this past year she started painting with my mom when we visit my parents in Florida. My mom has painted for years and Leigh is taking lessons. She did 4 paintings in 8 days, mostly acrylics. But from the comments she is getting on Facebook, I think she may be more popular than me 🙂 Judge for yourself! The only thing I can say is that she copies other artists for now, so they can’t be sold, just enjoyed 🙂
I will be in the Second Nature, Show and Sale this weekend in Wimberley Texas. Come and See!