Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pieces I have Never Blogged About

"Tree in the Field"    Oil Pastel, 6x8"
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I have a lot of pieces that for various reasons I never blogged about.  Now that I am on a blogging roll, I thought I would show you some of them while I am continuing to work on the ones in progress.  At least, I think I didn't show these.  Memory may fail here!

This one was painted some time last year.  I had painted it years ago in soft pastel, then again in colored pencil, and this time in oil pastel.  I used the soft pastel as the reference for the other two pieces, and the soft pastel was painted from my own photograph.  

If anyone can think of a better title for this piece, please let me know.  I have always thought of it as "Tree in the Field."  There might be something a little more creative that would work!

Our marketing guru, Leslie Saeta, says all pieces of the same size need to be the same price, because it is too tough to explain to the public why different pieces of the same size may have different prices.

So I'm going to explain to you.  I am going to find it easy to explain.  The "art world" may think I am unjustified charging more for this one, but I feel quite justified.  Because: I am attached to this piece.  I've had it for awhile, and it's going to take a little more to get me to feel good parting with it. 

As the artist, I think I need to feel good :)   Feel free to disagree with me and tell me why you think I'm wrong :)

Love you guys....Meredith

8 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I really enjoy the way you write, Meredith. This is another great post.
I think an artist is free to paint the way they want to, price the way they want to and write the way they want to. You certainly inspire me with your talent and thoughts.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Julie...I enjoy the writing part of blogging very much, and I hesitated before hitting publish on this one, so I'm happy to know you are inspired by the writing...

Mary Maupin said...

Nice piece Meredith--and I think you can charge anything you darn well please! xoxo

Sharon L. Graves said...

I agree with Julie Meredith. I do try to keep same sized paintings the same price, but there are some I am emotionally attached to and like you, it's going to take more to get me to part with them than others. BTW, I love the colors in this tree and the tree is simply beautiful and it is totally worth whatever price you have on it.

Jerry Stocks said...

How about "Tree of Dreams". That's what it feels like to me, and I love it.

Nelvia said...

This makes me feel like I am hiking on a mountain trail and am coming into a glade. I like the peacefulness that this moment captures. I can hear the birds, bugs and feel the wind in my face!! Nothing wrong with your title.
I struggle with all same pricing too, and understand the point from the customer's viewpoint. But as you know there are some paintings that have a whole lot more happening and took a lot more time than others in the same size. I too think you can charge a premium for that. the customer either compares and accepts or not. Some times things just don't fit into the same set of rules. to be honest I am not sure the customer knows that you are pricing all paintings the same - do they actually go that far and take that step?

Cathy Engberg said...

I can't say it better than Julie did! I agree with both of you. I do try to keep my prices somewhat consistent. But I always feel free to change that up when I need to. Maybe it's just a suggestion to get new artists started.

This is a fabulous painting Meredith! Reminds me of colorist paintings by Henry Hensche and his students. It's lovely.

Meredith Adler said...

Well, I guess it's a consensus, then (so far)! Thank you all for letting me know you agree with my plan, here. If there is anyone reading this that disagrees, I am receptive to eharing the other side.

Thank you all, too for the compliments on the painting! I really appreciate it. Jerry, I like your idea for a name and am considering the rename :)

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