Sold

The final original painting, titled “Afternoon Siesta”, of my Sleepy head series has sold. A young lady, from Sydney, visiting Tasmania, saw my artwork at Artefacts Inc Gallery https://www.salarts.org.au/portfolio/residents/artefacts_inc/ She bought three prints, including Afternoon Siesta, and returned home.

Artefacts Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

About a week later, she phoned me because she couldn’t get Afternoon Siesta out of her head. She was so excited about making the decision to buy it. It’s her first original art purchase. She’s originally from Norway, and has lived in Belgium and France too and now she’s living in Sydney, Australia.

Afternoon Siesta

We agreed that this wombat is the most relaxed looking of the wombats that I have painted. I can’t help but feel more relaxed whenever I look at this painting. It looks like every single bit of stress has dripped out of its paws. Now, it’s on its way to its new owner.

High quality prints of Afternoon Siesta are available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats/products/sleepy-head-series-afternoon-siesta-a-print-of-a-wombat

I hope that your day and week has been feeling pretty relaxing too.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ)

Framed

I framed two of my three favourite animal drawings.  I did both drawings really quickly.  The pencil drawing, I did while sitting in bed.  The pen drawing I did during the Inktober Challenge 2017, and while I was doing the drawing, I was deciding to quit the challenge.  Producing a drawing a day was taking its toll on me. I haphazardly finished the drawing, not caring anymore because I was quitting and then to my amazement, when I looked at it from a distance, I immediately loved it. (It also inspired me to finish the Inktober Challenge).

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People have asked me if I find selling my paintings difficult on an emotional level, aren’t I attached to the paintings?  There is one painting in particular that I regret selling, my first emu painting but in general no, I have no problems selling my paintings.

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My first emu painting. I named the painting ‘Family Portrait’

But these two little guys, I am very attached to (and I don’t have any particular fondness for rabbits). I definitely wouldn’t want to sell them.  Maybe it is the surprise element of the finished product working out when I wasn’t expecting it to or maybe it’s just their cute little faces. Who couldn’t love this little face!!

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Has anyone else ever regretted selling a piece of art work?  I would love to hear your story.

Cheers