April 13, 2011
Finally, the news any artist likes to hear. I actually sold a painting. It was just a small one but certainly not one I had expected to sell. It was called Plant Forms III (I’m not good with titles) hanging in the Topeka Art Guild Gallery’s Purely Imagination show. I’ve written about the trouble I had coming up with paintings for that show, since I don’t seem to have much imagination. But evidently someone thought otherwise. The sale of a painting from this gallery means that one-third of the price goes to the gallery. Some galleries take even more.
A fellow artist who shows at the Topeka Gallery bought it. She also owns another of my paintings. That one was one I sort of liked but had finally given up on trying to sell it and donated it to the gallery’s Garage Sale several years ago.
I don’t usually buy paintings because I have enough problem finding space for my own. But I do think being supportive of other artists is a good idea and I have bought jewelry, pottery and a lovely shawl from other artists.