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Saturday, April 6, 2013

How Much of Art to Show to your Guests - by Rizwana A Mundewadi

whenever we have guests people do love to go around our home as art is displayed everywhere, from living room to bedroom and even our kitchen wall is not left empty!
The first question everyone asks is you paint, show us more, now here comes the tricky part  how much more? as artist we all love to show our work to others and see their glaces, their mind thinking and observe their emotions, and as the excitement carries forward we  go on and on showing off our works. This happens I am sure with all artists, we are just so emotional and love to go on about our art.
Distance yourself first and be within the shoes of your guests, (they may end up being our good art collectors or prospective buyers!) keep a watch at their emotions show only the best works and wait, if they have hunger for more art, then show another few, this I have understood after so many years, try to control emotions.  Other wise first they love the works then they tolerate the works and finally they feel why did I ask to view more! this must not happen as we all know there are art lovers who like different genres of art and not everyone loves every type of art.
Showing too many pieces makes them lose interest, also if they had liked a piece at first glance they are now confused after viewing too much of other paintings as they love too many to make a decision.
There is always a next time and not this only chance for showing art,  so  be conservative while showing art, maybe your attitude will attract  their attention! this is my personal opinion and maybe other artists may have their own way who are more far travelled in this journey of art., and yes most people like to touch paintings, i do not know what this human tendency is to touch when you can see the art by eyes! so be sure paintings  are well dried before showing it to anyone.
while  on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as  I continue to paint ....
I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.
Thank You!

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