Monday, January 25, 2010

The new work - (and a yay)

Here's to losing ones mind - and finding things: Hoo-rah! Yeppers... my camera was not at the gallery after all. Just because my last memory of having it was at the gallery, did not mean that was where I last actually had it. I got a call early Wednesday morning from a client who found it at her house. What a relief!

So here are a few new pics:!!!
The Forgotten, 24 x 24, acrylic on deep cradle panel, $525
I know I gave this a title when I delivered it to the gallery, but for the life of me, I can't remember it. Am I the only artist who can't remember titles until I write them down several times? Poor short-term memory. Such a pain in the butt. So I made up an apropos new title... (heh)

Je mais reviens, (I will return) 6 x 12, acrylic on raised panel door, $135.

This is a much better photograph of this small painting. Lots of interest in this one at the show - but no sale so far... in fact, considering that I am one of the three featured artists this month, no sales is quite a come-down.

The two pics below are from a pre-Xmas show at an "open house" event at a nearby subdivision. My gallery group from the Heritage Center was asked to exhibit en mass and I set up several paintings in the space allotted. Unfortunately, my area was backlit from the huge bank of windows making it difficult to see the art. It was cold there too! (Not a very good advert for selling the house.)

A woman walked up and looked closely at my paintings for a minute or two and then loudly proclaimed: "These are really expensive!!" Now I've been around arts festivals and exhibits and painted in public many, many times - and I've heard all sorts of crass remarks, but never have I heard anyone come right out and say that. Add to it that I believe my work to be moderately priced at most, and one might understand the little flash of anger that nearly caused a smartass-ed response. I held my tongue, and asked: "Well, how much do you think they should be?" She responded: "I really don't know." She had that right...

14 comments:

DJ said...

You found your camera !!!
YAY is right~

The woman who was so blatantly rude OBVIOUSLY does not deserve to own an original Patrice Lynne Young...and I'll be glad to tell her so myself...Duh ~

Patrice said...

DJ - You always say just the right thing...

Thank you!!

Roy said...

Hooray for the found camera!

These are all good work. And I hope the woman with the mouth has done us all a favor and failed to reproduce! Who wants that polluting the gene pool?

Sheila said...

Another "yay" for finding your camera. I've missed your paintings.

I'm so proud that you didn't let that woman pull you down to her level with a rude retort. She shouldn't be hated, only pitied for her ignorance.

Paula Cravens said...

Well, at least she didn't say "My kid could do that". I think your painting's prices are quite modest. I am very taken with the horse in the blue stream. And about the camera, I'm glad I'm not the only one losing things!

Paula Cravens said...

I can feel the praire wind blowing through those lonely cypresses.

Shayla said...

LOVE the new paintings. 'Forgotten' is calming and I forget my titles too.

poeticgrin said...

"The Forgotten" is MAGNIFICENT. Forgive my decidedly not-the-proper-art-terminology lingo here.. but the 3-D effect you've created is really, really cool.

willow said...

LOVE-love The Forgotten!! Glad to hear you found your camera, too. Kudos on the exhibit. (forget the stupid woman)

Patrice said...

Roy - thanks so much for the good words and moral support!

Sheila - I need to come visit you, too!

Paula - Ha ha ha - Don't you just hurl when folks say " my (sister, aunt, cousin, whatever) paints JUST LIKE THAT? Why do people think this is goodspeak?

And I appreciate what you say - that very effect is where I'm aiming...

Shayla - So glad to know I'm not alone - Thank you!

poetgrin - Ah Bryan - ever the poet - your "lingo" is perfect.

willow - Thank you. Woman? What woman? heh..

Jeane said...

the Forgotten is a beautiful piece Patrice - so happy you found your camera and I can't even comment on the lady's remark at the show - :)

Patrice said...

Jeanne - Thank you, and yes - if only I could forget stupidity as easily as I do my titles and belongings!

patchworkfibers said...

I am so proud of your restraint LOL. Wonderfully understated. Love "The Forgotten".

medicatedlady said...

You know how much I love those tree paintings. Bravo!