Friday, 20 August 2010
Artists are Funny People
This made me think of the artist who was concerned that she had not sold any paintings for some time. She called the gallery owner where she had paintings hanging to ask if there had been any interest.
He replied, “I have good news and bad news for you. In what order would you like it?”
The lady replied, “Give me the good news first, that way I will be able to cope with the bad news.”
“Well,” said the gallery owner “A gentleman came into the gallery and asked if I thought you art would appreciate in value after your death. I tod him I was sure that it would. He purchased all of your paintings.”
“That is great news,” said the artist. “Now what is the bad news?”
“The gentleman was your doctor.”
It also reminded me of another little story of the artist who did not feel like painting one day. We all have those days, do we not?
The trouble was he had already paid his model for the day. When she arrived he told her he did not feel like painting so instead could they just sit and chat. She agreed. He opened a bottle of good wine and produced some lovely fresh fruit and cheese. He put on a piece of his favourite music, and they just sat and enjoyed each others company.
Later he heard the banging of a car door. His wife had arrived home early.
The artist jumped from his seat, “Oh no it is the wife. Quick get your clothes off!”
We artists, we are indeed a strange lot of people. Seems most of you who read this blog qualified on the test of ten I set you yesterday. Susan had me laughing when she reminded me of another. “The cold cup of coffee.” One morning my wife got up early and offered to make me a coffee. I have a lovely pottery cup I was given by her mother. I love coffee from it. She came back with the coffee and said, “I looked for your mug and I found five cups of cold coffee in the process.
Have a good day I am off to read your blogs.
This blog is linked to my other where I talk about the art used. Lotus River.