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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two paintings are better than one!

Out with the old and in with the new: a friend finally got around to fixing up his house after a divorce a few years ago. Let's call him "Joe". The couch she picked out, gone. Curtains, good-bye! And the wildlife prints? No more. And Joe didn't stop there: he refinished beautiful wood floors, had a new deck built with space for a hot tub, and he started cooking fabulous meals. Something was still missing, especially with the duck prints leaving the walls unadorned. He decided he liked paintings that remind him of lake country. Did I have any paintings he might like?

I'm not happy having people like a painting that will be theirs. I want customers to love their paintings, to have their hearts quicken or have them transported to a peaceful place when they look at them. Joe had never purchased an original painting before, and he was a little nervous about the process. I invited him to make a studio visit to look at possibilities. It was love at first sight! Joe selected a beautiful painting that would work wonderfully in his home. And to add to the pleasure, he also selected a companion piece, to make a set. A set of paintings intended to be displayed together make much more impact than a single painting. He has more than doubled the enjoyment he'll have from these paintings! Congratulations, Joe!

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