Us arty types are always posting pics of our work – of course we do – we want others to enjoy and admire the fruits of our labour and we are always hopeful for a sale.
It is extremely difficult to get your work into a gallery, and if you do get picked up it’s exciting, but it can be expensive. If, like me, you don’t live near very many galleries you can end up driving many, many miles to hand in a couple of works or you need to use costly delivery companies.
Also, you have to frame your work – more expense – and of course there’s the cost of art materials.
If the work sells that is great but if it doesn’t you are left very out of pocket.
So why do I keep on keeping on? Quite simply I can’t not. It is like being an addict. I try to minimise my costs but it is not easy.
So what I am saying I suppose is that very few artists make much money. I consider myself lucky in that I sometimes cover my costs.
Maybe one day I’ll make lots of sales but until then I’ll just keep on keeping on.
So here’s a wee framed collage that will be travelling circa 75 miles to a gallery Christmas show. Let’s hope it’s a one way journey.
It’s Sunday, nothing much to do today and not feeling very motivated. Still full of the cold, but it’s getting better. A cup of ginger and lemon tea will sort me out I think.
Anyway I have now loaded a few mini collage landscapes onto my site. Lots of colour, texture and copious use of metallic inks and paint.
Have a nosy 🎨🤩
Song of Summer, mixed media, 7 x 5 inches
I love to paint and I consider myself a creative sort of person but, when it comes to talking about or describing my work I can get a bit tongue tied.
I had stated that I was trying to capture the way flowers made me feel rather than trying to paint realistically. So it was like getting a present when a lady gave the following comment on one of my flowery works on paper.
She said ” it’s summer and fresh air – that lovely feeling of no time agenda – just enjoying being”
Spot on. Here’s the image.
It’s executed on paper with inks and watercolours and I haven’t got a title yet. If you can think of one please let me know 🌹🎨
via Collage Landscapes
A few of my mixed media collages for your delectation. More to be added soon. Tell me what one you like best and why 💖🎨
I’ve been busy adding more images to my new WordPress website and I’ve added a list of where my work has been exhibited. Still a long way to go though and still to get ‘picked up by google’ which is a pain as I am quite impatient by nature. I am thinking of adding a price list page rather than putting prices under each work… What do you think would work best?
This collage is called ‘Summer’. The original is available and I have a few giclee prints too. Contact me if you are interested 💞🎨
As I write this, the sun is shining and my garden is beginning to glow with Autumn colours. Long may it last. Went out for a walk and now contemplating if I should paint the garden hut that I have been meaning to paint all summer, or if I should do some overdue collage work 🤔
Here’s a inky, splashy painting to remind you of Summer 💞🌹🎨
I’ve been doing a lot of splashy, inky, flowery works