Summer Solstice #2, 24x24 inches, Oil on Canvas, ©Lynn Goldstein $1700
My recommendation is to buy what you truly love. I have never regretted buying art that I love.
Usually the work just speaks to me, and I have to have it. Often, the image or object sparks a memory that may have faded to almost gray. The moment I see the art, the memory comes barreling back into my psyche, and I am transported. I relish that feeling, and get it every time I look at the piece I own. The painting above is one that moves me right back to the loving arms of my grandmother. Why? I have no idea.
Sparked memories occurred with someone who just purchased a painting from me, and I want to share her experience with you here. Take a look at what she shared with me. I can't improve on what she expressed!
Quietude, 36 x 24 inches, Pastel, ©Lynn Goldstein SOLD
I am thrilled with “Quietude.” In fact, I have found out that I really have two pastel paintings in one! It is hanging over my bed, perfectly, and in the daylight looks every bit as it appeared when I purchased it. But my second pastel painting came as a total surprise. I woke up in the middle of the night and sat up in bed to look at it in the dim light of the room (a digital frame with family moving along frame- by- frame casts a slight light in the room). When I turned around to look at it, I was immediately taken back home as a child when we used to take winter evening walks through our woods when the moon was out. “Quietude” had the same visual, as if evening, and somewhere there was a residual light coming through from the moon. I still can’t get over it!
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