Sunday, October 14, 2012

Doggone It


I am riding on the horns of a dilemma. What a lovely place to be.
Perhaps an explanation is in order.

 
©2012 Patricia Scarborough Spring Dance 8 x 6 oil 
Available beautifully framed at Lux Art Center, Lincoln, Ne., November 7- December 24
 
Early on in this painting adventure I tried to follow the crowd, painting what the decorator’s promised were the popular colors and motifs. They warned us that if we didn’t paint sunflowers or angels or whatever was popular that year, and in just the right combination of colors, we’d never sell a thing.  When the dust settled I ended up with no sales and a pile of art I couldn’t stand to look at. 
That was the end of that. From then on I painted what interested me in a way that interested me. My ultimate goal is to sell my paintings to others. But, gee, doggone it, if I can’t find that special buyer, I’ll just have to keep my own artwork and hang it on my own walls.  It’s hard to be disappointed when you’re secretly delighted.

 
©2012 Patricia Scarborough  Spring Dance 8 x 6 oil 
Available  beautifully framed at the Museum of Nebraska Art Kaleidoscope of Arts Event,
November 3-4 in Kearney, Ne.

The dilemma now is that I am ahead of myself. I really, really like what I’ve been painting lately. The little gems that have come off my easel please me in a way that is deep and rewarding.  If I hadn’t promised them already for upcoming exhibits I’d be thoroughly content to hang them on the walls here at home.
 
©2012 Patricia Scarborough Howard County at Dusk 6 x 8 oil
Available  beautifully framed at the
Museum of Nebraska Art Kaleidoscope of Arts Event,
November 3-4 in Kearney, Ne.

That’s a dilemma I’ll have to learn to live with. Doggone it.

2 comments:

Cathyann said...

Patty, good for you! Nice place to be. Ahh, were we all to have that dilemma; but you are so right, when you love what you paint, they seem to find homes much faster. Good strong honest work is the key.

Patty said...

Good strong honest work such as yours, Cathyann.
It's a great journey, isn't it?