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20171106_0607081686959471.jpgSeveral weeks ago I shared with you a post of painting out at Sander’s Ranch and while there  I was joined by a friend who painted me!  Read about that here.  20171106_0623081116911616.jpgI love the little watercolor painting and got it framed and up on the wall with other paintings that I have of artists at work.  I love that subject as you might imagine.  20171106_062207586775259.jpgOne of my favorites is this large painting by Wilson Webb of an artist in a class working on a new piece.  It was a sad day when we lost Wilson a few years ago.  I miss seeing his work.  But that is the beautiful thing about having original art in your living spaces.  They all have meaning and stories behind them.  I love that about art.

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Art on Display

Art on Display

I got a nice surprise this week when I got an email with photos from a couple who collects my art.  They live in Maryland but have been working on setting up their retirement home in Georgia in anticipation of retiring soon.  I have enjoyed visiting with them when they come out to the Valley and hearing their plans.

I love that they collect original art for their homes.  They have purchased several of my paintings over the last few years.

2013-2014 - Mixed Bag 434Here are some photos showing how they have displayed my paintings.  Thanks so much for sharing these with me.  It made my day.

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Art in Bedroom

Art in Bedroom

Art in Living Room

Art in Living Room

Art in Studio

Art in Studio

Yesterday I was thrilled to meet a delightful couple who have been collecting my art for a couple of years.  They live in Maryland but have a second home in north Georgia which gave us lots to talk about since I am from Georgia.  When they told me they were going to be in the area this weekend we made arrangements to finally meet.  And I am so glad we did.  It was great fun to hear how they have been following my blog and where they are hanging the pieces they have bought from me as well as other painters that they have collected.  They are subscribers of the Daily Painter Movement and collectors of local art.

I love hearing people talk about buying what they like.  When people ask me about collecting art that is what I always suggest.  Don’t try to predict the future and what may be of value down the road.  Buy what you like.  Buy what you want to live with and look at now.  Buy what gives you enjoyment.  And mix it up.  Group art and fill up the walls.  You don’t have enough until your walls are sagging from the weight of it.  (At least that is what I think.)

I buy art from painters I admire.  I buy art in order to study their technique and learn and hopefully become a better painter.  The art I hang in my bedroom is often what I like best because I see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  And I can sit and look and study it, which I often do.  And I move art around, rearranging it from time to time in order to be able to study other pieces.

So collect original art and buy what you like.  And meet the painters if you can.  If they are like me they will enjoy hearing your stories and sharing theirs.

 

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Janet's Kitchen Art I love it when people who have collected my art share with me photos of it in their homes.  Here is one from Janet who has purchased several of my paintings, most recently “The Farmer’s Market”.  This is how she has it  hanging in her kitchen with two poppy paintings that she also purchased.  Love it!  Thanks for sharing this with me, Janet.  And thanks for collecting original art!!!

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