first major sale

beneath blue mountain gums
for the love of the mountains

no 1

77 x 67cm

This is currently being exhibited in the Blackheath Art Society Spring Open Exhibition, 2008 which runs each October Long Weekend in the Blue Mountains NSW

Since starting watercolour and art full time in 2007, it is my first major sale in an exhibition. John Marsh, President of the Blackheath Art Society called with this wonderful news this morning!
Thank you to the person who purchased this original watercolour piece, i'm thrilled.


Susan said...

Dear Patricia, wonderful news, I am so happy for you. Such a wonderful way to start the day – a sale and a big one.

We didn’t get to Blackheath on our recent trip to the Blue Mountains, will have to go next time. I remember staying at Blackheath as a child on school holidays.

I hope I can emulate you this coming weekend as we have the Watercolour Society of WA Annual Awards Exhibition on. I am very busy as I am the Secretary, getting all the final ends tied up before Thursday. I have 5 paintings in the exhibition.


Thank you Susan, I thought I’d share it here as i am very happy about it.

Blackheath, as you would know then, is a wonderful little quaint town.
I like visiting passing that famous Blue Mountain Icon The Hydro Majestic…which by the way is up for sale again… there is talk of it becomeing a Nursing Home.

Anyway, best of luck and fingers crossed for you and your paintings in Watercolour Society Annual Awards Exhibition in WA – that’s major! Being the Secretary will keep you on your toes.

Cate said...

Wow congratulations to you


Cate…Thank you very much.
Kind of you to drop in a line.

Anni said...

Big CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! @>->-—- to you Patricia :) This must be a huge boost to your confidence…and a validation that people love your work. Doesn’t it make you buzz and feel eager to start creating your next painting? Well done. ~ Anni x


Anni... Thank you. It is a wonderful boost, particularly in light of my last post here.

I have sold works in the past through a small shop I used to run in my local area, that was many years ago and was geared towards the gift market with smaller paintings on offer. This is my first in an “art exhibition” which was also juried.

No awards, however to pick up one less painting to bring home is an award all unto itself!

To answer your question simply…Yes!

phoggy said...

Congratulations Patricia, It’s such a beautiful piece of work.


Thank you so much phoggy.

Anonymous said...

Oh Yay for you!!!! This is great isn't it :) :) :) :)
May this be the start of many more to come...(as I am sure it will be)
Great news PG

John Brumfield said...

Congratulations, it’s well deserved and I’m sure there will be many more.


sweetmango...Thank you so much for your well wishes. Yes this was wonderful news! You are such a "support de force!"

John…Thank you so much for your well wishes also.

Renate said...

Congratulations Patricia this is a wonderful painting this was always one of my favorites I love the colors.


Renate... Thank you so much. I love this painting also and the creation of it was a joy, you can imagine how thrilled I was someone loved it equally enough to buy it!

WAYNE said...

Fantastic news PG!! So exciting for you and well-deserved. Your art is versatile+++, with a great sense of line, lyricism, subtle luminous colour, empathy, imaginative, dreamy, ...I could go on!! Many years ago I entered a watercolour in the The Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Art Exhibition. Can't remember the year exactly but it was a very successful boost and a great encouragment, and I know this will encourage you too, and rightly so. Fantastic! Keep up the great art... cheers ~W


Wayne… Thank you for visiting today, wow…your comment has blown me away!

This piece was one which employed my first use of masking fluid, after watching NNG’s DVD Innovative Watercolour Media…debunking the mystery, previous to this I had always struggled and could not comprehend everyone’s love-affair with it! Thanks NNG!
This will be my second year exhibiting in the Rhododendron Festival Annual Art Show coming up in November. With so many established and talented artists, the show is of a very high standard, and nerve-wracking for someone who is only just beginning.
I thank you for your well wishes and positiveness, this coming from an accomplished artist such as yourself leaves me encouraged.
PG :)
You seem to know the Blue Mountains well.

Steph Granshaw said...

good things DO happen to good artists. You must be on cloud 9. Congrats X

Cheryl said...

I cant think of a better person for this to happen too. Congratulations Patricia, a big hug and kiss for you xoxoxo What wonderful news and hopefully many more paintings sold for you. You know i think your work is wonderful darl.
Love Chez

Jared Revell said...

well done Patricia !!
i am so thrilled for you, you must be very excited.
this is one of my favs of yours remember :-)


Aw…Steph... you are such a sweetie. I am very happy, and thankyou.

Cheryl... Thank you so much for your support and well wishes.
Love to you

Jared… I do remember your enthusiasm for this piece and also your analysis when I asked for opinions on which of the paintings in the series I should enter. You loved this because of the composition and colourings being cooler.
Thank for your support, I'm a happy girl!:)

Peter Zentjens said...

Good on you Patricia!
I’m happy in your place!


Peter.... Thankyou. :)

Ken Mucke said...

A HUGE Congrats to you….Im glad your work is getting the attention it deserves


Ken... Thank you so much for your kind words of praise.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news Perugina. You must be so excited. I know how much you loved this painting & how important it was to you. The buyer must feel the same. What a major sale & what an incredible boost to your asperations. Im so pleased for you. Your work is so diversified and this goes to prove just how much talent you have. Congrats. L


L…I haven’t been able to wipe the smile from my face. It was a special painting, and to have had another person view it with the same love in their eyes as I did in its creation, therefore purchasing it, is the ultimate form of praise.

Your support is invaluable, to have you so many others leave comments in support of this news has been an equally incredible boost!
Thank you.

Marion said...

congrats. such a good feeling!!


Hi Marion, Thank you and yes!

dogpainter (michelle) said...

Congratulations on the sale! I'm not surprised it sold though, it is really beautiful, well done.


Michelle, thank you for visiting, for your well wishes and confidence, much appreciated.

Nick said...

I liked this beauty the first time I saw it, and someone did the right thing and got it. hooroo!


Hooroo back at you Nick!
Thanks... me happy!

SrishtiArt said...

Whole-hearted Congratulations.....
So happy for you :)


Srishti... so nice of you to drop in thank you.
It's been a while.
What are you up too?
I look into your blog from time to time, excited you started one and to see what is happening in the world of Srishti Art!
Drop me a line, let me know what's happening.

Sandy said...

Congratulations Patricia!
This has always been one of my favourites!


Sandy...Thank you so much.
I do remember very well you loving this piece, and the in-depth discussion we had about which of the "gum" paintings to enter in one of the juried shows...oh the "fun and games"...

Well I won't have to worry about this one anymore... it has gone to a better place! Tee hee hee.