I Hate When That Happens

August 10, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings,stylized realism | Comments (0)

Late In The Day

It has happened to all of us.  We see something we want to buy; have to have it; just need to wait a day and go get it, right?  Then we learn it was sold or discontinued and we can’t have it after all. Boy, I hate when that happens.

Today a new Clifford T. Bailey painting in his stylized realism technique arrived.  We receive one or two in this style a month and for the last 9 months, they have ALL sold within a week or two at the most.  We can’t keep more than a few in inventory.  They are amazing works of art and collectors can’t get enough.  We had zero in the gallery for the past week and I was so excited to get the mail today when “Late in the Day” arrived for the gallery.  I drooled with envy that someone else would buy this piece.  I already own one that I admire everyday in my living room but really wanted a second for the past two months.  I should get this one.

I decided I liked the size and loved the colors and it was another superior work of art.  Instead of doing what I should have done,  I put it on a small easel and placed it in our gallery window and went back to work.  Within 2 hours I was kicking myself I didn’t’ do what I should have done–wrapped it up, paid for it and put it in my car to go home.  Now it is owned by someone else and I can’t add it to my own collection.

Why do we hesitate when we know something is right for us? It was perfect in so many ways.  It was a good size that could fit almost anywhere; was affordable and I certainly had first pick.  I see customers do this all the time and I often think, “What are they waiting for?  It won’t be here next week.  These are such special pieces who would let such a wonderful work of art slip through their fingers?”

Now I am going to follow my own advice I so often give my clients, “Don’t hesitate when you love something like a fine piece of art.  You don’t always get second chances and an artist isn’t going to recreate something so special.  It can’t be done.  Get it now.  Or, at least put your name on the “wait list” for the next superior piece that arrives in the gallery!”

Did you know that galleries have a “Wait List”?  Hunter-Wolff Gallery will email or call you when new inventory arrives so YOU get first pick.  How special is that?  Get your name on the wait list and be the first to say, “Yes, I want that” and never hear yourself say, “I Hate When That Happens” when you lose out on something as special as a Clifford T. Bailey painting.

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