Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Best in Show?

Whenever I have a show, it's always surprising to find out which is the one painting that everyone wants.  Invariably, there's one which you could sell over and over again.

(Of course, if I could predict which one it was, I could make a fortune!)

So here's the top three favourites at the show, from my non-scientific poll of visitors!

Ironically for a show entitled 'The Call of the Sea', this was the painting that practically caused a fight.

Red Tulips (Oil on linen, 12 x 12)

The lady that bought it loved the joyful colours and the happy feeling of the painting, and she was delighted to have bagged the painting that everyone else wanted! 

Another which caused fierce competition was this one, of the pale sands and Mediteranean-looking waters at Camusdarach, near Morar on the west coast of Scotland.  The purchaser chose it because of the inviting sense of the seashore and the tangible breeziness of the sky.

White Sand, Blue Sea, Camusdarach (Oil on linen, 12 x 12)

Then there was this painting of the evening sky over the Houses of Parliament.  Everyone loved the atmospheric feel of the setting sun.

Setting Sun over the Thames (Oil on linen, 24 x 26)

It's always interesting to hear why people buy the paintings that they do, and people seemed to especially love what they described as the 'uplifting' quality of my work, and the fact that it made them feel happy.  Several have my paintings in their bedrooms so that it's the first thing they see when they wake up.  Which is lovely to hear, and such comments are very kind.

If you do see my show, then it would be great if you could let me know what you think! 

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