About this time last week I was nervously awaiting the auction of my two little paintings at the BNPS Art Exhibition. Selling your art is one thing. Having it auctioned is something else all together. I felt quite anxious, mainly as I wanted the art that I had donated to generate lots of money for the expansion of the Art facilities at the school...and the time seemed to go soooooo sloooowwwwwly.......
When the time came I'll admit, I nervously scampered into the other room and left my trusty friend (and fellow artist) to listen on my behalf, as I would do for her shortly after. The news was good! A few bidders pushed the price to a reasonable level and the person who purchased the first painting asked if they could buy the second as well, for the same price again. Voila! Both paintings happily together :)
Thank you to the winner bidder, I do hope my fishy friends bring you many smiles! Soon after, my friend scampered further than I, away from her beautiful painting. It sold for a good price too, and her mind, heart and stomach could now be at ease.
I have heard that one of the most famous artists represented on the night NEVER attends auctions of his creations as he is too nervous. I wonder if I would be so worried if my paintings sold for tens of thousands of dollars? What is it with artists?