Thursday, 19 September 2013
"SWAN POND RIVER JETTY" (CAPE COD) Origninal Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum
This was my first day of painting in Cape Cod. I loved this view but I had to be elevated slightly to see the marsh grass and water winding through it. It just so happened that the restaurant nearby was opening their deck for lunch. So I asked if we ( Johanna and I ) had lunch could we paint on their deck and they said yes. We had a lovely time painting, eating a great lunch and sipping on a glass of wine. We were really roughing it! I almost sold this painting. A women and her daughter were admiring my painting and reminiscing about when they went to that beach. She asked how much and I gave her a price and she was willing to buy it right then, but I said it was not finished yet. (The perfectionist in me) So I gave her my card and got her name and phone number. When I called her the next day to tell her it was finished and I could meet her at the restaurant I never heard back from her. I learned a valuable lesson. Sell it on the spot whether I feel it is finished or not. She liked it the way it was and I should have signed it and sold it.