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Happy New Year!

Daybreak landscape painting

Many have lamented 2016 and many are apprehensive about 2017.
The nice thing about a new year is there is a sense of beginnings. I wanted to share the last painting that I completed in 2016, “Daybreak”. This is an 11″x14″ acrylic painting. Is this as sunset or a sunrise? I guess this can be determined by your perspective.

Last year I completed at least 13 paintings maybe more. I am currently workin on a new commission piece and will share more about that in the coming weeks.

Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

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Second Saturday Recap – Be Strong

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Be Strong Painting

Fun and busy night at Kennedy gallery last night! As I arrived, I was told that a canvas print of my painting “Be Strong” sold. That was the last one. If this piece interests you let me know. These prints sell for $75 plus shipping & sales tax.

Be Strong Painting

Be Strong Acrylic Painting

Second Saturdays in Sacramento is when a number of galleries stay open until 9pm or 10pm. It is a great time for artists of all sorts to have their work seen. One of the prevalent conversations last night with other artists involved negotiating. Many times an artist will adjust their price to make a sale. I’ve done it many times and seldom regret it, but there are some pieces that every artist creates that are “important” pieces. Important, in that it is a signature piece of the artist. Such works should never be sold discounted, Often such work needs to be higher than the artist prices it.

If you are an artist, its OK to stick with your price. Have you ever tried to haggle prices with an auto mechanic or at a restaurant? My guess, is most of the time it doesn’t get you anywhere.
I would advise artists on certain pieces to not discount. The canon of Art history is being added to everyday and the last thing I want is for a fellow artist to enter the canon of art as a discounted rate.
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Goodbye to Whitney Ranch

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Whitney Ranch Acrylic Painting

The Kennedy Gallery texted me that one of my old paintings, “Whitney Ranch” sold. This was a special painting for me in that I completed it during my Graduate studies. It was one of the first paintings that got me excited about the possibility of looser more impressionistic work.

Always good news to sell a painting. We have a saying at the Kennedy Gallery, “Everything Sells Eventually.” I want to thank the Sacramento community for their support of my work!

While, I am currently out of stock of prints, I will be getting some more made. If you see a painting that you would like a print of like or comment on it.

#whitney ranch, #rocklin, #painting, #landscape

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