After painting at the park on Tuesday, I thought I would Re- Post… (is that a word?) this from last year’s experience at a local Paint Out.
Silly or stupid things people say to you when your painting outdoors, OR Why most people won’t paint in public – A Painting a day, Beagle Love
#1. Wow that’s cool, what is it?
#2. You paint? My (fill in blank here… with) brother, father, mother cousin etc.. paints too, but their really good.
#3 So, how much do you charge for a painting of this size? That much?
#4 How long does it usually take you to paint a painting? (I’m thinking, not as long as when people don’t bother me).
#5 You know what would be good in that painting, (pick one) A deer, a house, a hunter, seashells, fishing pole…Etc.. You get the idea. You can’t believe the suggestions!
#6 I’d love to have a painting like this, but could you change (insert any of these) :color, size, format, subject matter, or all of the above.
#7 What in the world are you doing out here?
#8 I paint once in awhile, but I do real paintings, u know, oil?
#9 So, what is this called? Water-color, yeah we learned to do that in grade school.
#10 Man you’re great, you should have your stuff on QVC. (my favorite)
#11 The name for this painting should be …___________________ The answer can be anything they dream up, then they act affronted when I don’t readily agree.
#12 Are you an Artist or do you just paint? ( I would hope the work speaks for itself)
And these were sent to me by other artists who have experienced the same thing.
#13. Do you paint walls too? I need someone to paint my bathroom.
#14. Can you teach my son to paint? He’s only five but very mature for his age.
#15 Can you paint a painting of my my dead grandfather? I don’t have any photos of him.
I put these comments on my blog just for fun; don’t ever let people influence you not to paint. If you have any of your own silly statements, send them in as comments, I’ll be glad to post them.