Pouring Light: the one I withdrew

August 10, 2013

IMG_4712  I’m nearly finished this one (I hope).

It was meant to go in the Rotary Exhibition (see post, below) but I realised that I had grossly under-priced it and the organisers were unable to change the price, so “withdrawing” it was the only option.

The tricky part is that it does other artists a disservice to under charge as it lowers the general value of art locally.

I found this out the hard way. Not wanting to be greedy, I’ve put what I thought were reasonable prices on works, but which, if you do the math, turned out to be something like $10 an hour. Without replacing my materials. After a stiff lecture from artist friends, I could see how underpricing devalued the work of everyone else in the artistic community.

It’s a big painting, 900 x 600. I expect you will see her at the Calvin “Art and Soul”  or Hobart City Mission Fundraiser, Long Gallery, Salamanca..

“Pouring Light” 2013. Based on time spent with the Amish and Plain People in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I wanted to portray the dignity, beauty and love which imbue ordinary duties when we value our vocations.

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2 Responses to “Pouring Light: the one I withdrew”

  1. cavepainter Says:

    Pricing is always hard. At small town local galleries you may also run into people making art purely as a hobby and hanging $30 landscapes on the wall, frame included.

  2. Suzannah Says:

    So lovely to see you blogging again, Margaret! I always enjoy looking at your paintings, and I LOVE this one.


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