Monday, October 22, 2012

Make my day!

Garden Girl
Original oil painting  28x22"
by Susan Roux

It was Saturday evening. Charlie called disguising his voice and asking me to guess who he was. It sounded nothing like him or like anyone else I knew, so I didn't offer a guess. I think he was disappointed I wouldn't even try. 

Whenever anyone does that, I'm always afraid to offend them if I guess the wrong person. 

Charlie is the owner of The Wright Gallery. You know, the one in Cape Porpoise, Maine. He lives upstairs from the gallery. It's a wonderful 3-story old building with an ocean view. He called to tell me that typically at 5:00 he closes his doors and is eager to scoot upstairs and be done with work for the day. But today, he said, my sister is meeting me for diner at 7:00, so I decided what the heck, I'll just leave the front door open until she arrives.

Lucky for me, because someone walked in and purchased Garden Girl! 

I don't usually post my sales, but I did like this little story. The next morning I awoke to an email from the buyer. Oh how I wish they would all contact me after a purchase. It was so refreshing to hear someone's opinion of my work. It's been years since I've done festivals and that wonderful interaction with the buyers is what I miss the most. 

These are the words I read. I was stunned by it on display. It offers to us serenity, warm springs, and bright futures... I feel like I found a gem!

If you're reading Eric, thank you for that. You made my day! I'm so happy she's found a home where she'll really be appreciated. 

I painted Garden Girl the first year I went on artists retreat at the mansion in Freeport. We go during February school vacation. I'm sure you  remember me talking about it before. It's where we host Champagne Thursday... I knew that would jar your memory.

I'm mentioning it because this year we aren't certain we'll return. The cost is high if all the rooms aren't rented out and so far we don't have occupants for a few of them. I know if I don't book it, come February vacation I'll be booting myself for not being there. It's such a productive week filled with laughter, great food and conversation, plus lots of wonderful creative energy. So if any of you would be interested in renting with us, please step forward. 

As always, thanks again for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments. I do love hearing from you. You all make my day!


  1. Bueno no se si le alegrare el día, lo lo que si puedo decirle, es que usted me ha alegrado la vista con este magnifico cuadro.
    Relaja, satisface, irradia paz y da mucha tranquilidad.
    Desde el otro lado del charco, muchísimas felicidades por la obra.

  2. Congratulations! That is so satisfying when you hear from a buyer. And how providential the timing.

  3. Good for you! It's always nice to know where our paintings wind up. Keep painting!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS on your much deserved sale my friend!! how wonderful for you. it's an incredible painting and how nice the new owner got in touch to tell you just how much your work is appreciated and loved.

    thank you for your kind comments on my blog. and i fear tim will be pouring out of me until i'm done here, so thanks for listening! :0) i owe you a letter!

  5. Congrats on the sale and I love the story too! That's great....and the bonus is hearing from the buyer, always a plus!

  6. Congratulations, Susan, for selling this beautiful piece! It's always wonderful when you hear how the buyer feels about the paintings.

  7. That's such a great story about how your painting fell into the hands of the buyer who was clearly meant to have it! It's a goosebumper of a story. I love those! And the painting is everything that he described. It's beautiful!

  8. Great post! Lovely painting, I can see why they felt the way they did!

  9. It is a beautiful painting and so is the story. I am so pleased you passed it on.

  10. Toutes mes sincères félicitations ma très chère Susan... Une petite femme qui va vivre au rythme de sa nouvelle famille, qui va les amener chaque jour à être heureux davantage. Une très jolie peinture remplie de lumière celle qui va leur ouvrir la porte du bonheur.
    Gros bisous

  11. Ciao,
    bellissimo dipinto, luce e senso di libertà abbagliano e si può capire bene il desiderio dell'acquirente!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

  12. Congratulations on the sale, Susan - I am sure the new owner will treasure it. He certainly did find a gem!

  13. What a happy story, Susan. I'm so glad for your sale and the wonderful comments from the collector. That kind of feedback does indeed sail our boats!


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