Do you believe in love at first sight? Your eyes lock. You see and feel something like never before. You bring it home only to discover to your great disappointment that it doesn’t match your couch. A bad break up ensues.
Mostly what I paint, I consider to be decorative art (as opposed to investment art, but I’m ever hopeful). My thoughts are, if you like one of my pieces, chances are you are attracted, in part, to the colours that you already have in your home. My art colleagues often cringe when they hear the words, ”I love that piece, but it doesn’t match my couch”. I’m of the minority with my artist friends in this matter. I equate it to this: Would you wear an animal print Hermes scarf with a green geometric Channel blouse? Personally, I don’t think you are doing Hermes, Channel or yourself any favours. (but whatever floats your boat - I’m a free spirit and wear whatever I want!) So, what to do if you fall totally in love with a painting?
When you buy a piece of art, decorative or investment, you are buying a piece BY and OF of the artist. And, if it is Love at first sight, that is extraordinary. You have an emotional response that is unparalleled and you know you can’t live without it! At that point, the piece of art becomes a part of you as well. When this happens, and you want to avoid disappointed when you bring it home, be fully prepared to sell the couch.