I have stacks of unsold paintings. Some of them have won awards. A lot of them have been oohed and ahhed over by people as to how much they like them. It is very frustrating, wanting to say to people - “Then why don’t you buy them!?”. Then, I remember that I do the same thing. I have a lot of favorite artists here on DPW and other places that I love. I drool over their paintings and bookmark their websites. Some of them have very reasonably priced paintings. Then why the heck don’t I buy more of them?
So… here are a couple of my reasons, which I suspect are true for many people.
- I am stingy when it comes to non-essentials.
- The few original paintings that I have bought are still sitting in a bin waiting for frames - years later.
Your thoughts are welcome.