|"The Bush Hotel" 10x10 oil on panel|
For the artist it can really pay off to save your best work for competition. Your return on that kind of delayed sale gratification can be huge in recognition, commissions,award money and the potential to sell the painting.
So far this spring I have entered the Oil Painters of America national exhibition and had my painting "Under the Fremont Bridge' accepted! This was a big surprise! I will tell more about this show in my next post.
I have also saved "The Underground Tourists" for the Edmonds Art Festival juried exhibition. I will find out in May if it is accepted.
Think twice about selling that winner to the enthusiastic collector while it is still wet on the easel! After all it is your best creative work and should be used to further your career in the best job on the planet!! Happy painting!