I was finally able to make an Art Association Meeting after two months.
I missed most of our
Christian Biker Rally; too. Missed the Acts Ministry Sermon's in Stephenville.That flu really was bad!
All 72 art pieces were sold....The top selling pieces were in the Native American and Native Culture areas and there
were 5 paintings in that catagory including mine. The paintings in all other catagories sold for the average price of $115.00.
All 5 paintings in the Native American and Native Culture went for $300.00 each...Woo! Hoo! What a Blessing!
I wondered about the reaction to the painting. I only had a couple of days to paint it and had to use the blow dryer
on it. I couldn't afford a new frame and took a 20 year old gold leafed frame off of a personal painting. You do what you
have to do. Right? I was waiting to ask about it. The public market is a fickle market.
During our meet and greet snack time I over-heard a couple of ladies talking about the Auction and saying that the
last painting was one of the hits of the show; according to them. (they couldn't be talking about my painting...surely...)
"It was that last painting that was sold that was dramatic; they said..."
It received public mention and a married couple came to the Auction and sat thru all 72 sales in order to buy it. No
one was more surprised than me. There had only been two or three days to start and finish it! And a first
attempt at that particular subject. I asked if they sold the paintings in order; by the catalog number; since mine was
last? They said; "Yes."
One of the ladies then turned to me and said;
"Why Bob...that was your painting..."
The married couple expected to pay twice the price if necessary; she said. Wow. That took a minute to soak in.
Those people wanted to meet me; but the flu had a firm grip on my collar the night of the auction!
About that time some of you were praying that I would get over the flu...I was praying I would 'die' because I would
have felt better than I did right then....Rough Ride....All better now. If you can't laugh at the
down-turns the up-turns aren't as much fun!
But the art sale was good news. Sales in 1991- 92' of my oils for the same size painting were at
$250.00...except for all of those I gave away; which Blessed the others! Amen.
That was only the second oil painting completed in Granbury since the San Antone' days in '91 - 92...the first was
not painted for sale ( In the Arms of The Saviour - http://bobprice.tripod.com/id2.html
). All the Glory goes to God
I am here by Grace Alone
....I named the painting 'Son Worship'
to show my dedication and my commitment to Warriors For Christ (my Church) and My God. http://bobprice.tripod.com/id8.html
God's Grace and Mercy completed that painting
. I really should not be here; after quad-by-pass...2
million driving miles, a runaway truck on Grapevine hill; where I was doing about 130 mph - with no brakes and (as I
told brother Robert West yesterday) this story: http://hotrodshop.tripod.com/id5.htm
Have A Blessed Day Ya'll - Bob Price