Stephen Doherty’s 8 Ideas to Help Sell Paintings

Stephen Doherty’s 8 Ideas to Help Sell Paintings-

Among them, this one is amusing-

Happy subjects. About the only time I heard Desind be really critical of an artist’s work is when he or she brought in a painting developed around themes of mortality, the seven deadly sins, the cruelty of war, the greed of politicians, or some other weighty subject. “People don’t want to hang those kinds of paintings in their homes or offices. The pictures would depress them all day long,” he said. “Put a skull in your painting if you want, but plan on owning it for the rest of your life.”


(emphasis mine)