I have engaged in quite a bit of research the past few days regarding having a body of work. Several gallery owners put forth the idea of definitely having a body of work to show (12-17ish) pieces with similar theme, coloration, method etc. to show. Several, again, indicated that they do not want to see eclectic portfolios filles with varied paintings with varied media.
Problem: Many who do consider themselves artists enjoy a wide variety of subject matter and varied media in which to capture their chosen subjects. It may be likely that they are not concerned with sales. But, sales mean feedback that the artist is accepted, revered, collected. I have found several popular artists that show a wide variety of subjects, particularly in their web pages. I can see how galleries may not be able to do the same. How is the vast majority of art being sold now.? Ideas? Data?
What are your thougts? Please respond . . .
Painted this a few days ago.