Well . . . it was a great night! Despite the rather dreary weather, and with no photographic evidence to prove it - the upcoming pix were taken after the gallery closed - the house was packed. Karen and I were stunned at the turnout.
There were the loyal, and true friends that attend all of our openings. Enthusiastic relatives happy to be there to lend their support to their; son, daughter, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or cousin. And, an appreciative audience of generous guests. Some who came to look, and voice their, very complimentary views, and others that came to purchase.
Sales for the night were impressive. Of the twenty paintings I presented, sixteen sold, one is on hold - needed permission from their accountant to buy, and three remained unsold. Suprisingly, they were some of my favorites: the "Scissors
", the small dead bird, "Fallen
", and the "Eggs & Fork
". I think the little bird just made people too sad.
Karen's sales were even more impressive when you consider that the sizes of her paintings were considerably larger than mine. Ranging from 24 x 36 / 36 x 36 / 48 x 48. Of the fourteen paintings she presented, eight have sold, with one on hold.
It was a wonderful night. All of the visitors that spoke with us were very positive about our work, and happy to see so many red dots. Karen and I drove home drunk on the enthusiastic response we had received from so many guests over the course of the night.
This morning we walked into our studio, scanned the empty walls, and sobered up to the realization that our "fifteen minutes" was over, and it was time to get back to work.
I'd like to say once again, how appreciative I was of the comments you all left on this blog regarding the paintings I was working on for this show. Thank you.