Sunday, December 07, 2008
This Week's Make an Offer Painting, Art Collecting Tips
This Weeks "MAKE AN OFFER" painting.
Palms at Rawlings Estate
acrylic on panel
You must make an offer of at least 10.00 and pay shipping of 9.00 or pick up at my studio. Send offers to firstname.lastname@example.org Sales tax of .0625 for Florida residents. Put Offer in the message line.
Art Collecting Tips
Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it enhances your life.
Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education.
Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events.
Visit and join your local Art Museums and Non Profit Art centers.Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.
If you know art collectors talk them and find out what they know and what they've learned about collecting.
Read art and art history books or books on collecting art.
Subscribe to a few art magazines.
Read reviews by local and national art critics, but keep in mind that reviews usually just reflect one persons opinion.
Once you've educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art, buy it, take it home and enjoy it. Don't worry about whether it goes with the furniture, Excellent framing can bridge that gap. Don't wonder about investment value. Just love it with all your heart.