Make Space [A SALE on DR Thursday]

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What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

I feel most alive when I am painting. If I’m out of my center, upset, in despair, feeling blue, or swimming in a pool of self-pity, the quickest cure, the best medicine, is a trip to the studio. Life makes sense there. The conversations I have with canvas are not always easy but they are always generative. Love is like that.

And, like most artists, I love to paint but feel utterly inept when it comes to selling what I paint. Introverts are notoriously lousy salespeople. Inevitably, things stack up.

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. ~Pablo Picasso

I am at least one museum short and need to clear some space. In the old days I would burn paintings, paint over them or give them away but nowadays Kerri would kill me if I tried any of those space-making strategies. Dying at my wife’s hands to create space seems counter-productive. She suggested A Sale.

The days you work are the best days. ~Georgia O’Keeffe

My best days are yet to come. A new wave of inspiration is rolling in.

One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. ~Andrew Wyeth

When you visit my site, you’ll see that I’ve listed some minimum prices. If you see a painting you love, reach for it. Make an offer.

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense. ~Pablo Picasso

And so. Love runs deep. It makes no sense. The best things in life never do.

The No Sense No Space Sale.

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read Kerri’s blog post about THE SALE

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5 Truths & A SALE

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Rule #1: If you don’t know how to say it, find a few quotes to say it for you.

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense. ~Pablo Picasso

Truth #1: I’ve rarely been accused of having good sense. Now you know the secret of my abundant creative output and the reason why I have no more space in my studio. Lack of space is a close second on the list of creative enemies.

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. ~Pablo Picasso

Truth #2: I am at least one museum short.  However, I can clear some space. In the old days I would burn paintings, paint over them or give them away, but nowadays Kerri would kill me if I tried any of those space-making strategies. Dying at my wife’s hands to create space seems counter-productive. She suggested A Sale. I’ve posted some minimums.  Make an offer.

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.       ~Vincent Van Gogh

Life Saving Decision: The No Sense No Space Sale. If I were an appliance store this would be a floor clearance. I feel a new wave rising and my heart, soul and easel need the space.

What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Truth #3: It’s a space for space offer. With a painting that you love your spirit breathes and my space opens so I can breathe.

The days you work are the best days. ~Georgia O’Keeffe

Truth #4: My best days are yet to come. I love my work. I love to work. I love when my work finds a home.

One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. ~Andrew Wyeth

Truth #5: Art and Love. For me they are the same thing. In the spirit of love and for the love of space, for art that helps us both breathe a little easier, I offer these paintings at the minimums through December 20.

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Art. Love It. Own It. Fall 50% Off Sale.

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September 1 – 16

It’s easy. Peruse the collections. Pick your piece. Love the sales price. Contact us.

 

www.davidrobinsoncreative.com

 

www.kerrianddavid.com

 

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Art. Love It. Own It. Fall 50% Off Sale.

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SEPTEMBER 1 – 16

It’s easy. Peruse the gallery. Pick your piece. Contact us.

 

 

 

www.kerrianddavid.com

www.davidrobinsoncreative.com

Commune With Color

50% OFF ALL PAINTINGS THROUGH MIDNIGHT APRIL 22nd

I always loved gallery openings of my work because they served to remind me how deeply personal a relationship with a painting really is. And, isn’t that the point? For instance, when I first showed my painting, Canopy [featured in a post yesterday], it literally stopped a woman in her tracks. She burst into tears and spent the next hour communing with the painting. Literally communing. I love this story because a few moments before the communing woman entered the gallery, a young couple stood before Canopy and said, “Ooh. I don’t like this one.”

As John once said, “Your job is to paint the paintings, not to determine what people see in them.” True enough.

There are two paintings in my stable that have drawn more attention than any others. By far. They were painted at roughly the same time. They are the same size. Both are acrylic on two panels. Both have shown often, always have multiple inquiries, and always return to the stable. They are favorites to be courted but are always left standing alone at the altar.

Once, when taking them down after a showing, a gallery rep. told me she thought they were abandoned yet again because they were too colorful. “Too Colorful?” I questioned. And she said, “You’re right. That’s not possible.”