Monday, September 30, 2013

Narrative of love

Narrative of love / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 16"x 20"x 1.75"
Available through me directly or here at Saatchi online.

You may remember that about a month ago I was seriously thinking about changing professions. I was having a difficult time finding buyers for my work and feeling rather blue about the whole state of affairs. Or maybe I just told that to a few friends ; ) Anyway, this week I sold a number of paintings which is far and away a major personal milestone! I am so thankful to those who felt something in my work, and connected with it, and wanted it in their homes and offices. THANK YOU. You know, this business can be tough. I paint and paint and study and pour over books of beautiful works, and talk with people...and there can be looong dry spells. And then one day, it all kind of cumulates and presto. A bunch of good things occur.
Paint on!

11 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Si ce n'est pas un récit d'amour je ne comprendrais pas ! Un beau récit que d'apprendre les ventes de votre peinture. Toutes mes sincères félicitations.
Parfois moi aussi j'ai des doutes, la vie d'artiste n'est pas simple du tout. Il faut juste rester soi, mais j'avoue que c'est plus facile à dire qu'à faire !

Cette dernière peinture est remplie d'optimisme et de couleurs très harmonieuses, un beau mariage.

Gros bisous.

Arena Shawn said...

Your works are strong, well designed and unique. They are full of beautiful shapes, powerful brushwork and personal voice. Don't lose heart! As someone who left her day job to paint full time, I totally understand how you feel during the "dry spell" time... It can make one start to doubt whether this will ever work out, and I have certainly experienced that doubt many, many times! But, real gold will always find its day to shine -- congratulations for the sales! There will be more to come...

Karin Lynn... said...

Wow, I feel so great for you personally....I feel as if it could??? be me. What a tough gig it is. You start to doubt yourself. You question whether you might be kidding yourself...I say, maybe I am no good, should I lay low and nott spend more money, maybe I am deluded about my quality of art I produce. It is life affirming to hear about your success.. We all say .......could that possibly happen to me? I hope you sustain the momentum. Was it Online...did the last hookup to the online market help? Did you have your own show? What made the turn around? We all hope you are going to offer wise words to us all. ........GO KIM GO!!!!!!! YEH! YEH for possibility.....

Patti Vincent said...

This painting has beautiful organic shapes and colors. Wonderful. Huge congratulations on the sales and validation. Kim, you are a wonderful artist and inspiration! Please continue.

Kim Rempel said...

Thanks friends. Yep. We must keep painting! : ) Karin Lynn, I sold 3 through a gallery, shop and restaurant respectively. Two were purchased by a friend of one of my friends who had shown her my work online. All of these things have been done before, but intermittently...I guess it's just that it all piled up in one week after such a long spell. I love your work Karin and totally encourage you to keep at it!

Page Railsback said...

Such a great feeling.Your hard work and creativity validated. Just plow ahead. Your abstacts are really beautiful..Are they what were sold?????

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

What great news, Kim. I'm so happy for you. I'm so curious to know about your thought process as you create these beautiful abstracts to completion.

Kim Rempel said...

Thanks. For those interested in a breakdown, it was 1 daily (still life), 2 abstract and 2 landscape.

Sandra Busby said...

Oh Kim - I too have often felt that way - more often than not in fact! But you have something special and I'm so glad you're over that now! Maybe while painting the bigger ones, you could also have a series of those 6 x 6 daily paintings you used to do on the go, like shoes, cakes etc... It might take the pressure off a little when people are a little short of money to buy the biggies? I love all of your paintings - and I love that in all of your abstracts, I see something in them . Keep at it! You are a talented Artist :0)

Debra said...

Don't ever stop Kim! Your paintings get stronger and more wonderful every day (and they were great to begin with). The only thing keeping me from adding more of your work to my collection is finances, but that's just for now!!!

Nicki said...

That is fantastic news Kim! And well deserved results for your hard work. This IS a tough business and the quiet periods are hard on the esteem and motivation. What you have been working on lately with the abstracts is so exciting and I love the energy you have in your posts when you talk about them. Keep going, you are inspiring many of us!