When I first created paintings for charity auctions, I hit the first big stumbling block, -what to paint? I wanted a popular subject matter, that would sell well for the charity, I looked up the most popular themes for wall hung paintings in the home, one of the top subjects was nude, erotic, eek, can’t paint that, I have had a few goes in the past, fairly disastrous attempts at that. Lucky for me in the tops for wall hangings are also animal, pets, especially dogs, and wildlife at no 8.
According to a Art Business Today survey in 2003*, these were the Top 10 best-selling subjects for paintings in the UK:
1. Traditional landscapes.
2. Local views.
3. Modern or semi-abstract landscapes.
6. Figure studies (excluding nudes).
7. Seascapes, harbour, and beach scenes.
9. Impressionistic landscapes.
I decided as nudes and figure studies both feature in the top 10, I should give this another go during worldwatercolormonth
Well an attempt it is, I enjoyed it, but I will stick to hairy creatures I think