Thread: Would you buy this?
03-21-2017, 11:44 AM #76Registered User
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I actually like the OP's wife's painting. I'd buy it and stick it in one of the guest bed rooms. I like hand painted oil paintings, and the scene looks nice to me.
Unfortunately, I wouldn't pay very much though. Maybe $50 tops is what I'd be willing to pay. Probably worth more to the OP to keep it.
03-21-2017, 12:22 PM #77
My grandmother took up painting full time at 47 after her husband died. Spent ten years getting a BFA at MassArt at night and traveling for "credits" across the world. She had shows on Newbury St in Boston but also at warehouses in the suburbs. She joined a bunch of open studios, entered into a bunch of local art shows, made a bunch of friends, and it honestly kept her "young" until she died at 81, a few credits away from finishing her masters. She sold some paintings for thousands of dollars but most of what she ever painted didn't sell.
For me, her painting was an excuse for me and my wife to hang out with her, go to her art shows, take her out to eat and generally get to know her better then I had while I was growing up. I have a bunch of her paintings hanging in my house now and they're my favorite reminder of her.
03-21-2017, 12:33 PM #78
03-21-2017, 12:36 PM #79
i like the pic too
i would call it crude excellenceZone Controller
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03-21-2017, 12:47 PM #80
Would I buy it from a stranger, depends.
If am buying a piece of art I need to have a connection to it wether it be the person or the painting itself. That said if a piece like that from a "local artist" was in a coffee shop/farmers market at place I was visiting and I connected with it then sure I'd buy it, if the price was realistic.
03-21-2017, 01:55 PM #81
Have picked up several pieces of art (paintings and sculptures) at the Lawrence Gallery in the heart of Yamhill County wine country (McMinnville Oregon).
03-21-2017, 09:20 PM #82
03-21-2017, 09:30 PM #83Yo Soy Fiesta
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The bottom one seems like it might be cool, too bad it's not bigger. Is it just a photo of a woman painting or is the whole thing the art?
03-21-2017, 09:32 PM #84
I tried to delete it. Still there. I have a bigger one. The bottom one is not as skilled fwiw.
03-21-2017, 09:33 PM #85Yo Soy Fiesta
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I was starting to think it was conceptual but obviously I'm stoned.
03-21-2017, 10:10 PM #86
I am not stoned, and have a really good idea for art, but wouldn't buy any of this stuff.
Just sayin', it's not only not what I gravitate too, it's just not even there.
And it doesn't matter how long it takes.
A lot like math, cooking, and architecture.
You either have it, or you don't.
Trying is fun though.
Not trying to offend. Encourage it all. All of it.
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03-21-2017, 10:31 PM #87
So much gold in this thread. Too much to catch up on.
Before it gets lost in the muck: OP, good on yer wife for painting, who gives a shit if it never sells. Pretty sure I could paint for 15 years and it would still look like smeared poo. At first glance I liked the pic and it even had a photographic quality to my bourbon tinged eye.
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Anyway, story is: you want to sell art, you better be willing to fucking hustle and have some negotiable virtues and a morally flexible attitude.
I still call it The Jake.
03-21-2017, 11:33 PM #88
03-22-2017, 07:22 AM #89
Oh I noticed Karl too. He's just too goofy not to like.I still call it The Jake.
03-22-2017, 07:41 AM #90
I would love to see some of nutmeg's art work.
I like the OP's wife's painting. I second what a bunch of others have said, would hang on wall and buy for reasonable price if I had some special relationship with the place or the painter. I have a small painting on my wall of the place where I grew up which probably wouldn't do anything for anyone else but has a lot of value to me personally. I also second this:OP, good on yer wife for painting, who gives a shit if it never sells.Ich bitte dich nur, weck mich nicht.
03-22-2017, 07:50 AM #91
03-22-2017, 09:04 AM #92
It's the new Derelicte Collection.I still call it The Jake.
03-22-2017, 09:16 AM #93
Let me see if I can find some scans from a long, long time ago.
Gotta be somewhere in my backup.
03-22-2017, 09:16 AM #94
I think Nutmegs comments are spot on.
Very unlikely that OP's wife will ever make $$ in this industry. But you don't need the money, so that's great. Just be prepared to put out more financially for this hobby than you can ever expect to bring in."Its not the arrow, its the Indian" - M.Pinto
03-22-2017, 09:26 AM #95Registered User
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03-22-2017, 09:36 AM #96
thankfully the 11x14 Oil painting drain is relatively small (even compared to other artistic endeavors)
OP, Is that a store bought pre-stretched canvas?
Outside of the artistic merits of each individual work, I always cringe at the thinly painted, pre-stretch pieces, hanging cockeyed in local coffee shops with absurd price tags."Its not the arrow, its the Indian" - M.Pinto
03-22-2017, 09:49 AM #97
She needs to find a patron, like this guy.
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03-22-2017, 09:49 AM #98
I've dipped into the trying to sell photograpghy "art" over the last year or so and I'll just say that it is a tough road to making any money let alone actually making enough money to live on.
Of course this has been strictly a hobby so far.
I probably sold enough last year to cover equipment costs but I am still in the hole after having a bunch of large shots framed for display at a local establishment (none of which have sold ). I had a bit of success at a Christmastime craft fair and I'm going to try a couple of local craft fairs this summer/fall to see how it works out.
I'll say this. One thing I've learned is that the majority of people like the "recognizable" shot. Something that isn't familiar can be technically a great piece, but don't hold your breath selling it.Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.