"Silver Andalusian" 16x20 oil on canvas of a white
Andalusian horse. The white coats of these horses
are really beautiful. They have an iridescent, almost
metallic cast. This painting will be available for sale
in the gallery,beautifully framed.
What are the personal disciplines an artist must possess to succeed in this business? A realization I have had is about finishing: Just because the painting is signed it doesn’t mean that the artistic process is complete. The artist must now be disciplined enough to help create a “soft landing,” a home, a place in the world for the painting. A painting must come into its own use, just like a ceramic vase does after it is removed from the kiln and glazed. The lure of sales may seem to be the sole motivation for placing work in a gallery or buying a booth at an art fair or displaying it on a website, but underlying this also is the need—the pull--of the work itself to be seen.