Monday, February 25, 2013

Waiting patiently

Title-Waiting Patiently
Medium-Oil on Masonite Board
Size 6x6 Inches


I cant believe that I haven't posted anything yet for this month.However just because I haven't  posted anything does not mean I have not been painting.I have just completed a commissioned portrait painting of a police officer.Never thought I would paint such a subject but he called me up and, after I met him I did not feel like turning him down,since he wanted to give the painting to another officer as a gift.Today when I went to pick up the outstanding amount he said that someone had seen the portrait and now also desired one . Although he even had a good photo to work from I had to turn him down and explain to him that I have already committed myself to an three man Exhibit in May,and that I just didn't have the time.So like the subject of my latest painting ,he will just have to patiently wait until after May.

This month has been a good one with regards to sales.I received news from the Thapong Visual art center that they had sold all three of my paintings Donkey Cart,Water in a pink bucket,and Late for School.all three had been part of the Thapong 2012 Awards Exhibition last year.Not only had they all sold, but they also decided that the amounts that I was asking for was to low, and so they increased the prices to my benefit.

This month I also sold An uncertain encounter which I painted a year ago ,which proves that some artwork like wine has to mature first.

13 comments:

martinealison said...

Toutes mes félicitations pour vos ventes et aussi pour votre commande...
Un très joli travail que celui de cet âne. Je rentre du Sénégal et j'y ai admiré de très beaux spécimens...
Gros bisous

Douglas Clark said...

I've been waiting for a new painting. I like this little guy and would also be interested in seeing your portrait, will you be posting it? Congratulations on the sales and shows, you have a lot going on. I forget, are you a full time artist or do you have another job?

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Douglas.I wish I was a full time artist I am working as a manager for a Pest Control company.It was one of those jobs that I never though I would do ,I just fell into it,learnt the ropes and I am now managing the Maun Branch.

Budge Gina said...

We have been waiting patiently for a post...Congrats of your sales, where will your exhibition be held?

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

The Exhibit will start in Maun on the 7th of May,and then move to Thapong Visual art center in Gaborone sometime in July,but I should have that date confirmed soon.

Oil Pastel Society said...

Congratulations, Roger....well deserved.

hmuxo said...

Congratulations, Roger! and I love this guy ...and his colorful blanket.

Liz Clark said...

Wow what fantastic news to read Roger. This work is beautiful.

Randall Cogburn said...

Congrats on your sell. It's nice to have a painting sell always gives you a boost to paint more. I like "Thabo and the donkeys painting." You have some awesome scenery and subject matter to explore, keep it up!!

~Randall

Jerry Stocks said...

Love the donkey painting. I am really enjoying my yellow umbrella painting. The colors make me happy.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thank you all for visiting and commenting,each comment is much appreciated,as well as motivational.

Olga Díaz said...

Me encanta.

Leslie Lim said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups thanks once again.

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