I see a lot of people get “stuck” when it comes to both painting and collecting art.
They finally start a piece or they begin to cultivate a collection and they come to a stand still.
Either that or they pick up a few pieces or create a piece or two and they go on with their lives.
Many people out there are in the same boat.
I was once at that stage in my life and it seemed like a struggle at the time.
I couldn’t help but spin my wheels when it came to painting.
I too found myself debating in my head which pieces to add to my collection.
Buying and creating art is tough. It’s a lot tougher than people think.
However, one thing that helped me get over that hump and make some decisions can be described in one word:
If you’re an artist looking to excel, don’t be afraid to get out there and talk to people. Ask their opinions and take the constructive criticism that comes along with doing so.
To the collector that’s struggling to make a buying decision, talk to the artist. If they can’t make time for you, then you shouldn’t buy their art. Simple as that.
The artist that cares about his collectors will go out of his way to make sure they’re happy with a piece.
Sometimes all it takes is reaching out to your artist in order to get exactly what you’ve been searching for.
Speaking of searching, sometimes when I’m searching for something and need time to think, I head on down the road to watch the sunset. One recent night I decided to capture that scene right then and there.
This is a 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas that took me about 5 1/2 hours to finish. I blocked it in on the spot and put the finishing touches on in the studio. The piece is available for purchase. Click the image below for more info.
If sunset paintings are your thing, you’ll find more by clicking here. Most of them have been sold and are unavailable.