Still Lean Times

2013Article posted by Gilly

It’s very sad that people still aren’t spending money buying art. Not the more expensive art, that is and, unfortunately, with my paintings being larger and more complicated now, I fall into that category. The two exhibitions I’ve entered so far this year have resulted in me bringing all my paintings home again, which is always a bit of a blow to the old confidence. There have been sales at the exhibitions but mostly of the lower priced works. But I know that I’m not alone as many of my very experienced and better-known artist friends have not had sales, either. At least one bright note, at the recent Wanneroo-Joondalup Art Society exhibition my watercolour painting of of two wild rabbits gained second place in the Peoples” Choice - pipped by only one vote - so that was a bit of kudos!

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