2007 - The Heights 2 - 60x20
A comment from yesterday's post, Daphne asked: "Do you find it helpful to get a wish-list from the galleries? I would think that for me it would be helpful to have further direction as well as occasionally annoying to have to go in directions that I'm not interested in at the moment."
Good question! Guess a good answer is: It depends. No... a better answer is that any communication between gallery and artist is better than no communication. What does it matter that we've created the most unique and creative work of art since Warhol's Coke bottle if there is no market for it. Let's face it, few that follow this blog are on the fast track to that kind of fame and fortune, we're hoping to meet our financial goals, pay bills or just be able to buy more paint. One goal is to get in a gallery... then two or three (the more baskets for our eggs the better, right? Right!) So we're not going to welcome comments as to what the clients are looking for?
Well... that depends. You've heard me say I planned to work on more landscapes... I've been saying the same thing to my reps. They're just reminding me of that. If I get the urge to do more Bokusho's, I'm not going to be happy to hear 'landscapes'... but I understand. I understand the market and know that it's easier to sell a realistic work than an abstract work. My landscapes are sorta abstract... and they're big! And a lot of them are RED! Big, red, abstract landscapes... OO-RAH! (That's what the Marines yell for emphasis, donchaknow.)
Okay... not to get carried away... they aren't all red and some aren't all that abstract. Remember, I came from a high detailed, realistic background... sometimes it wants to resurface. Thereby hangs the challenge. Viva la bravade! What would we do without challenges?