My first painting sold, ever, was bought from a local exhibition I participated in just a week ago.
I recently joined a local painting club in the town where I live, and after my first meeting I decided to take part in a pop-up gallery they were planning the following month.
These were the two paintings I decided to put up for show/sale:
The skill level of the other club members were a bit intimidating at first, but after a while I got more comfortable with my own paintings and stopped comparing them to everybody elses. The other members were also very supportive, and I settled with the thought that we all start out as amateurs at first.
Anyway, the pop-up gallery lasted four days, and I had absolutely no expectations regarding anyone wanting to buy the paintings.
I just felt like the exhibition was a fun step for me to take, as this was also the first time I showed of any of my paintings physically.
Well, suddenly on day three there came a message on my phone that the snowy painting was sold. To be honest it just felt surreal, as I did’nt even feel comfortable putting a price on it at all.
But it sure feels like a big step though to have sold my very first painting, and it definitely gave me an extra boost of motivation to keep on painting.
I guess I’ll buy me some more supplies for the unexpected income 🙂