"Spring Moon", Oil on canvas, 24x30, $900 ($675 today)
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been having a discussion with Annell Livingston
about how to approach galleries. In the process she
asked me how I deal with rejections. I spent so much
time on the answer this morning that I thought I would
Annell: "Rejections." Certainly nothing new to artists.
How do you handle it?
Katherine: In 'On Writing' Stephen King said that he put
a 10 penny nail in his office and put his rejection notices
on the nail as he received them. The nail was full by the
time he sold Carrie, his first published novel. I think of
that. I do get a little bummed but then I pick myself up by
the bootstrap and remember that every no is one step
closer to the yes and the most successful people in the world
are the ones that have had the most nos and kept going. I
would like some responses. Mostly I hear nothing.
My partner is a screenplay writer who has not sold anything
but his follow up is remarkable and as a result he has several
production companies that will read anything he puts in front
of them. The head of the Academy of Motion Pictures gets
right back to him. While I have been selling tons of art he
has sold nothing but he just keeps getting more and more
confident. You think galleries are tough, try Hollywood! He
has been making these phone calls for over 10 years and has
a prestigious agent (the only way he can get read. His agent
does very little by the way. If he had not done the pursuing
he would be no where.) His attitude puts me to shame if I get
On another note. Today is the last day of my 25% off sale.
That is a large cut if you are interested in any of my pieces.
Check out my website. www.katherinetreffinger.com. The
prices on the site do not reflect the sale reduction.
Yes I am still painting. but nothing I am ready to show yet.