yard sale weekend in WW – old paintings and drawings & a WW wine

So what do you do with old paintings and drawings? Hopefully one’s skill level has grown and your current work is a vast improvement of what you did 15+ years ago! So some of these old paintings aren’t half bad…maybe not half good…:-) but someone once told you that was a nice piece. So, I have procrastinated for about a month at doing a yard sale. The goal was to do a yard sale to alleviate the need for a rental unit. Ok…so we eliminated the storage unit the end of May and have been gradually getting things in order for the yard sale. This weekend was “d” Day. And so the yard sale was done. We managed to get rid of a lot of stuff. So the old paintings came out and were sitting around…prices were very reasonable and 4 larger ones sold. And they were decent paintings. Now I still have a about 8 left that are framed in nice metal frames and I am wondering…what to do with the rest. Most are watercolors…I could do some collage with some, could enhance some with pastel…I am open to thoughts of others…
We just hung a little show at the Marcus Whitman Hotel. They have opened a nice gift shop area with local high end wines, jewelry, books…nice things. Wall space is available to invited artists and I was asked. I have 9 pieces there…mostly in the 9×12″ image size; a couple slightly larger. They look nice there mixed with the beautiful handmade jewelry items and more.
Back to the yard sale…Some things left will go to needy; some tossed.
But what the yard sale did was allow me to get rid of “stuff” like some old desks that I had cluttering a work room for crafts and other non-dusty art form endeavors. So it will be considered a successful sale…even if I still have some old art…


About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

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