So this artist friend of mine says to me: "I never try to sell my paintings. I just put them into the closet and take them out once in a while when someone like an Aunt or Friend asks me what I have been painting lately. I don't think anyone would really be interested in buying any of my art anyway".
Here was my reply:
I stacked my paintings up in my basement for twenty years. Everytime I painted I just propt it up against the wall. I gave some away at birthdays and Christmas, etc, but really thought no one would really want them.
Then one day I just decided to throw one up on kijiji and see what transpires. It sold in just two days! It was only a three hundred dollar painting but never the less, the women who bought it sent her boyfriend on the three hour drive to pick ut up and pay for it for her!
I realized then and there that there is a market for anything, even my piddly simple little paintings. I have sold 53 since then and have to keep painting to keep up my inventory.
I say all this to give you a proverbial kick in the butt. Just put them out there for the world to see. Some one will identify with them and you will be able to see someone be sooooo happy to have your painting. Price it low, who cares anyway, you just want enough money to buy another canvas and paint another painting, right?
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.