A blue and light colored abstract painting

Oil and Cold
Wax Medium. 20 x 20″ on panel by Rachael McCampbell ©2023

It’s always bittersweet saying goodbye to your art when it sells. I loved designing and painting my art because in a strange way I created a relationship with the piece as I did this.

My art always teaches me things if I listen. Years ago, I struggled to make my paintings listen to me–to bend their will to mine. But over time, I developed that amazing trait called patience. I let go of my expectations and began to sit back and listen to the art. Yes, listen. (Paintings can speak to you if you get quiet enough, you can hear them.)

I digress. What I wanted to say was that through this process of making art, an artist creates a bond with what they are painting–at least I do. And when it sells, it can be a little sad to let your “babies” go. I’m always thrilled when someone wants my art because I know they will go to a home that loves them as I did. It’s a win/win.

So, I wished these three paintings adios. The client loves abstract paintings but their daughter wanted the hydrangea. Everyone got what they wanted. I said to them as they drove off, “Add beauty and joy to the world my little works of art.” Then I returned to the studio to make more.

“Lavender Dreams,” 30″ h x 40″ w, acrylic, oil and encaustic wax on panel by Rachael McCampbell ©2023


“Hydrangea Love,” Oil and Cold Wax on panel, 20″ x 20″ by Rachael McCampbell ©2023

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