This is the eightieth post on this blog. I am now showing art that I am sure I have used before. Yesterday I took a moment to look back over the almost three years I have now been painting. It is amazing to realise that in that time I have in fact painted so many paintings. Even more amazing to realise that of all of those I have sold more than eighty of them. I have given away probably half then number I have sold.
So firstly I apologise if I am repeating some of the early ones. My spell of not being able to paint has meant that I am not nearly so productive anymore.
I am also aware of the fact that the followers of blogs are very busy people and have more to do than come on here and view repeats.
With this in mind I am thinking I may post less often on this blog only posting new works.
This painting seemed to fit well with today’s story. This is in fact a very well known sight on the road between Scotland’s two largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I painted two versions of this painting, one using pastel and one in acrylic. Both sold very fast. How tempting it was to push my luck and paint another. I am glad I never have because I am sure that would have been a complete sell out to all I believe about why I paint.
I paint firstly to bring joy to others. Secondly to give me an outlet for the creative juices I can no longer spend on the things I did during my working life. To paint just to sell would go against all of that.
This is the acrylic version.
This painting was used on the blog:- The King and His Palace