Some of you will recall my earlier posts about a buyer who wanted to purchase a botanical painting of either a peony or cherry blossom.
Rather than limiting any recommendations to people I knew I opened it up and published the requirements in This met with a very quiet response and I have to say I was somewhat surprised.
I'm guessing that a number of you may have thought that it was the usual scam and/or are not used to selling your paintings via an approach online. However, I was convinced it was NOT a scam. Also, since I've been paid significant sums in the past for approaches by people who I very nearly ignored, I've learned that it pays to look very seriously at people who write to you!
I only had one response - but it only takes one response of the right quality.
Claudine Pasquin, who lives in near Lake Como, approached me about her painting of a peony. I had met Claudine at the RHS Botanical Art Show in February and seen her exhibit (which won a Silver Gilt Medal) and her painting on the web and consequently I had no hesitation in recommending her to my gentleman enquirer (who will remain anonymous).
Claudine has now sold her lovely sensitive painting of a peony and I anticipate that his extremely thoughtful present will be much appreciated in due course.
The moral of the story is that:
If you're ever concerned about an email you have received you can always share the text with me and I'll give you my opinion of whether it is genuine or fake. It will only be an opinion - but that's what it was in this instance....
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