Thursday, August 24, 2006

August 24th Paintings.

It really pains me to have to do this but I'm going to auction these little 5 x 7 gems on Ebay. They are being offered at an absolutley ridiculous price. If you'd like to make a bid go HERE. Due to the inability of finding a commercial outlet for my art, I am forced to take this action and market them myself. Hopefully, I will be in touch with someone with the right connections in the art world before too long. In the meantime I'll let public demand from Ebay decide whether or not I have a good product. Your support would be most welcome.



5 comments:

  1. I like these very warm paintings that are just as mysterious as those you have previously shown.

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  2. John, they do a fundraiser event each year here in Texas called "Five-by-Seven". Artists donate their works, 5 x 7 inches each. The evening reception begins with hundreds of these little works displayed side by side on shelves around the gallery walls, each with a numbered tag, but no artist identification.

    At 7pm, they blow a whistle (!) and buyers can grab the tag from any painting and purchase the work for $100. Like a collectors' feeding frenzy. Quite a scene!

    Your pieces are very nice. Let me know how they do on ebay.

    Michael

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  3. Great stuff, John. I love 19th century landscapes, and these are evokative. Hey, have you read Simon Schama's (spelling)'Landscape and Memory'? Check it out if you haven't, it will probably get you even more stoked up about doing these lovely things. Not browsing much of late, too busy, selling little residual chunks of my soul to the Beast. Best, C.

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  4. Thanks for the comments Joyce.

    Michael, the Royal Academy do something similar but postcard size. It's like a lucky dip. You could buy a drawing by a first year student or it could be David Hockney. You can't tell till you read the name on the back.

    Clive, Thanks, have noted the book will try the library next week. Don't sell too much of your soul Michael. The beast don't deserve it.

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  5. John, I actually attended that 5 x 7 sale last night. Watched 2 young men plant themselves in front of a work by David Bates for at least 1/2 hour to be sure to grab it up at the whistle. They got it, and were proud as they could be over their little prize. A stylish little drawing of irises, but I saw many others that were more inspiring.

    Oh, and I believe that was Clive selling little soul chunks, but today I do hope to sell a rather large chunk to pay the rent and buy some new painting supplies. Gotta grin and bear it. :-)

    Michael

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