In my opinion: What is a really, REALLY good painting?
by Michele Sawadogo, Ph.D., Art-In-Time Gallery Director
Wrong answer: A really good painting is one that 'the experts' have told you is good, even thought, let's be honest, it really looks like a white square with... (fill in the blanks)
Whether to buy an original artwork can be a very difficult decision, especially if you have never done that before. After all, these are very expensive objects. How can you avoid being wrong? This may be why many people tend to listen to the opinion of 'experts'. However, why should you trust people who aren't themselves making REALLY good art? Furthermore, you will be the one living with this painting, not them!
Wrong answer: A really good painting is one that is perfect in size and color to display on this empty wall in your home.
A really good painting will outlive your room decoration by several hundred years!
Right answer: A really good painting is one that makes you feel good
Right answer: A really good painting is one that expresses human emotions
Right answer: You may not be able to explain why, but, somehow, you know that it is good
Right answer: A really good painting is one that you will not resell, at any price, because you love it so much...
That is precisely the way we want you to feel if you purchase works from Art-In-Time artists. Are Gene Gould's or Michelle Flores' paintings really, REALLY good? You decide! All I can say is that our decision to offer some of these paintings for sale was, in many cases, very difficult. However, we have to make room for new works! I sincerely hope that most of the wonderful works of art that are presented on this site will find 'good homes' where people will truly enjoy them.