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  1. #76
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just a Skosh View Post
    Well, I certainly appreciate the offer, but I'm in full support of this hobby. I think if she's able to work on it full time for 6 months to a year she'll be producing some pretty good shit. Even if none of it sells, I think they're pretty fucking rad, and they make great (and cheap) Christmas presents.
    This is a good outlook. There are a bunch of reasons to paint and as long as making money isn't in the top 5 you should be ok.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    This is a good outlook. There are a bunch of reasons to paint and as long as making money isn't in the top 5 you should be ok.

    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.
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    I really like your grandmother's brush stroke.
    There's inner strength in her painting.

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    i like the pic too

    i would call it crude excellence
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just a Skosh View Post
    Wife is quitting her job and wants to start painting more. We don't really need the money, but it'd be sweet if she could sell some pieces.

    This is her second attempt with oils, on like an 11x14 ish canvas. Appreciate general feedback.

    If your wife was my friend I'd be happy to hang that in my house somewhere. I'd even pay for it if she let me.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_Schmuck View Post
    My gallery owner friend says that galleries in vacation destinations always do better than traditional locations as 1) feel good vacation factor and 2) one of the few times couples are together long enough to OK big expenditures on art...
    Wine tasting helps too

    Have picked up several pieces of art (paintings and sculptures) at the Lawrence Gallery in the heart of Yamhill County wine country (McMinnville Oregon).

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    Girlfriend does digital art among other stuff. That's her in the image. She likes to theme herself and says this is really difficult work.

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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?

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    I tried to delete it. Still there. I have a bigger one. The bottom one is not as skilled fwiw.

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    I was starting to think it was conceptual but obviously I'm stoned.

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    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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    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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    Yeah.......
    There is zero sense of speed and or fuckyeah in that painting. It's like Daytona is frozen in amber. 0.1/10

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    I'd throw $37 in to the pot if your wife will paint DD a picture of a really well cooked steak.
    I too am a patron of the arts. Gotta nail those grey tones though.

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    Be fucking still, my beating heart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    My asshole step father is an artist, perhaps you've heard of him. Anyway, he built his brand starting in the Army, then taught HS art, traveled the world, and was making six figures on art selling between 2-5k a piece at his peak.

    But this guy was a straight up Hustler. You have to be to make it as an artist. He calls them "sponsors". Working with the galleries, sucking up to people who will blow that kind of money on art. Now he steals from my mother, I hate him.

    You can never escape that bullshit, not in most jobs.

    Sorry.
    Sorry to add another story like this but; this. Aside from the snoots I grew up with I didn't know art was a hustle. My freshman year roommate's dad was this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Young My homeboy was the whitest version of Darius Rucker you could imagine (dead ringer too) and cool as fuck to boot, but I couldn't tell you who his dad was to save my life... Until he showed me his original painting and how many times he licensed the fucking thing... and his house... until he lost it by fucking some 20 y/o "art intern" but that's another story.

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post

    Bradley Theodore.

    Graffiti artist turn into painter.

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    Choi, I think you're great and really appreciate your comments on a subject here that I'm an admitted DD on, but I think we can all agree that there's just too much Anna Wintour these days.

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    Start with a coffee shop while she's honing her eye. Around here, they hang and sell local art all the time.
    Ayup.

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    Solid reference
    Worth repeating.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Would you buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Choi, I think you're great and really appreciate your comments on a subject here that I'm an admitted DD on, but I think we can all agree that there's just too much Anna Wintour these days.
    And it has to be you who recognizes Anna Wintour. lol

    It's not just about Anna Wintour.
    It's Anna & Karl Lagerfeld!

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    Oh I noticed Karl too. He's just too goofy not to like.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Oh I noticed Karl too. He's just too goofy not to like.
    That's not George Washington and Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka?

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    It's the new Derelicte Collection.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Let me see if I can find some scans from a long, long time ago.
    Gotta be somewhere in my backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    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.
    Hmm, like sailing, kiting, or skiing, right? Just giants drains into which one throws money.

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    She needs to find a patron, like this guy.
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    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.
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