Saturday, April 28, 2012

Misty Morning - Sold

Misty Morning (Midway) 14" x 24" Oil on board.

"I accidentally sold your painting" was the message on my machine the other day. The caller was Vern Swanson, director of the Springville Museum of Art. Of course I was initially confused since I had marked the painting as NFS when dropping it off as one of my entries in the 88th Spring Salon. I called Vern and he explained the situation. A collector had wanted to buy my other entry Canyon Romance but was informed that it was already sold. I had marked Misty Morning as not for sale because I had pulled it from my gallery Williams Fine Art to enter into the show and did not want to step on any toes by selling it out from under them. So to make a long story short(ish) a couple of phone calls later, Springville worked out the commission with the gallery, the painting is sold (though it didn't even make the show)and all is well. Except then I found out that my wife really loved that painting after months of hanging in our living room. Now its gone. I guess I will have to paint another one that she can love. 

4 comments:

Randy Saffle said...

Strange situation Greg. If the painting was marked NFS, how did they decide what to charge for it when they sold it?

Greg Newbold said...

I had listed the gallery price as the insurance value and the galley tags were on it as well, so luckily I was OK with him selling the painting for that amount. If I had not done that, I suspect I would have gotten a cal before rather than after the fact.

Greg Newbold said...

I meant "gotten a call"

Amy said...

A beautiful painting...I hope the new owners appreciate it. It did look nice in the living room. Sigh.