I’ve got an art show coming up next week, and I’m really excited about it. I get a 24 foot wall in a gallery in Huntsville, Al, and the 7 paintings I chose of mine will be up for a month and a half…. unless some sell(hopefully). I had a hard time deciding what to ask for my paintings. They’re mostly abstract, so they didn’t take a whole lot of effort or time, but at the same time I know abstract art can go really high – even if it looks ridiculous. And some of mine ended up looking pretty interesting. I guess I can only ask high prices if I come up with a gimmick. Like the guy who painted the blue ghost dogs – one of his went for $173,000! So, then what do I charge for my favorite? Certainly not $173,000, but isn’t my best worth a tenth of his best? No. It’s not. What about a 20th? Let’s say I’m 5% as good as he is. Can I charge $8600 for my best? Nope. Because no one knows my name. I guess I need to just come up with a gimmick quick and paint that way and only that way until some art critic or auction house takes notice. Maybe I should cut off my ear or some other body part to show I’m serious. It’s tough to break into a new world. I’m just glad I was instantly accepted by grace through faith. If I don’t leave this world with people competing to get a “Mark Inglis”, that’s fine and dandy. I’ve got even greater “riches” waiting for me in Heaven. Thanks for reading my 119th blog.
(The picture with this blog is one of my paintings called “Priority.”)