Dinton Pastures

My watercolours are back at Dinton Pastures in the lovely Dragonfly Cafe. When I did an exhibition there at the beginning of the year, I thought it would be great for exposure, but not sales. Afterall, how often do you order a coffee, scoff a cake and buy a painting? Apparently, quite often, I discovered. So when they asked me back, I was very chuffed and I think it looks good.

My lovely Adam helped me hang the paintings (well sat there asking how much longer). And now I have sold five. The good thing is that I don’t have to be there all the time, but the bad thing is that I don’t get to hear comments and feedback. I am new to this game, so it feels a bit like appearing naked in public, but it is good to interact with people and get comments on your work.

It never ceases to amaze me what appeals to people. A painting that you think is so-so, is the one that someone falls in love with. The one you think should be hanging in the RA is sniffed at. Your loose splatter technique is queried as a mistake and the random easy to do salt paterns are admired. The lesson? Have faith in yourself and what you love – there is no rhyme or reason.


Adam just glad the jolly pictures are on the wall…..



About lizintheshed

Watercolour artist and copywriter, living and working in the Thames Valley.
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