Thursday, September 3, 2009
On the day of my show at the Denmark Arts Center, in Denmark, Maine, I spent some hours framing new work for the show (going on now!) at the Wallkill River School Gallery in Montgomery, N.Y.
It was a gorgeous day, and I was framing, and contemplating, and packing. And people kept coming in and, amazingly, buying paintings. One sweet woman bought a painting of Eunice the Cat, a painting I love, and have been showing for years now. A painting I thought wouldn't sell, ever.
Another woman came in, bought a nice, small painting of our yard. I was thrilled. Then her eyes landed on this painting of waves. I had mismeasured it, and so I didn't have a frame for it. It wasn't signed. It wasn't dry. She fell in love with it, and demanded that I charge more than my original asking price.
Those are sales I will remember forever.