“Pictures at an Exhibition”-with apologies to Mussorgsky!
Recently I have been lucky enough to have been invited to show my watercolours at some Exhibitions and to show my watercolours in Galleries.
This is quite new to me and a little bit daunting as one doesn’t know what the reactions will be.
But it has also been exciting and although I do sell watercolours on line, mainly via Artfinder, or by word of mouth or commissions, exhibiting is a bit diifferent!
So in this post I am showing some of the watercolours, framed and ready to exhibit. Some have been sold and these are included too.
The emphasis of the exhibitions have been partly Kent biased and so the majority of the watercolours reflect this but others are of different places we have travelled to.
One really nice aspect is seeing ones work alongside others and recognising your own devolopment as an artist in context with others. This is quite stimulating and of course reinforced if a sale is made of a painting.
I feel that the past two years have changed art sales quite a bit with an increase in my sales during lockdowns and a decline now that normal life is a bit closer. I don’t know if other artists have also noticed this but again discussions at the exhibitions did indicate this may be a factor..
So here are some of the watercolours. You may have seen them before here but now I hope in a new context.
There are 9 paintings in all
Firstly a watercolour sold at an Gallery in Tonbridge ( Artspring).
The exhibition was called “Reflections” which interestingly was the name of this Lockdown painting
The next few were exhibited in a Kent Creative Exhibition in Faversham in Kent
For another exhibition at Hartley in Kent I introduced two new watercolours,painted on canvas
During 2022 I do hope to get the opportunity to exhibit my watercolours in more Galleries and Exhibitions, meanwhile I need to get on with a new commission!
Happy travelling and do stay well.
Posted on February 11, 2022, in Paintings from our travels. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
These are super. Congrats on exhibiting and on your sales!
Or even with apologies to Emerson Lake & Palmer! Good luck with it all, Brian – we hope it goes well for you and leads on to more interest
Well actually it was ELP that gave me the idea for the title
Nice to here you
Ps enjoyed your Costa Rica posts a lot!
Ah well anything from 70s prog rock sends me into raptures and sends Michaela running for the ear muffs….
Very similar here too!
Congratulations, Brian! Well deserved and so exciting
Hi Sandy and John
Thanks you we hope you are fine
We are and look forward to meeting once again
Good on you for entering the exhibition. I know that it can be a bit scary to put your work out there and to receive feedback – even the passive kind when people look but don’t buy. But it is also quite exciting I think. When your work is displayed all together and grouped together, it shows how accomplished you are. Congratulations!
I had an art show last summer and I was a bit nervous about it but I sold almost half of what I put out. I was also very careful to not price my work so high that people would be put off. The pricing is always a bit tricky because as artists we are expressing a perception and perhaps an emotion in each painting. When pricing I always remind myself that I paint for intrinsic joy not for material gain and I am gratified that someone else finds value in what I have done.
I hope the exhibition is a great success!