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!
I love what she shared. Hey, can you tell me about a piece of art that brings back great memories for you? I'd enjoy reading about it. Share below.
4/3/2018 10:41:56 am
I have had a couple of occasions when I walked away from buying art and then regretted the decision. About 10 years after I had fallen in love with a serigraph in Seattle, I was looking at the website of the gallery where I had first seen the limited edition, and the image was no longer available (it had been a year or so earlier, and again, I didn't buy it). I almost cried. I called the gallery and told them I had been thinking about that cardinal for years. The gallery owner said they had just sold the last 3 images in the past few months, but she would check with the artist, with whom the gallery has a decades long relationship, to see if he might make one more image. She said that the artist was making fewer small scale images, ass his eyesight was diminishing. The artist agreed to make me an Artists Proof! I was so excited and thankful that I did get teary on the phone. A few weeks later I received the art!
4/3/2018 10:38:50 pm
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