It's my time to shine
I read 'The 12 million dollar shark' by Don Thompson a few years ago. It explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandisement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.
Amongst the constant self-doubt, critical wrangling it's singularly the biggest question an artist faces when painting. "Will this sell?" It's certainly not my motivation to paint, but boosts the enthusiasm to keep painting.
I wonder how this painting will be received. Wonder if this will be my time to shine?