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The Canaite Woman

by bruceklassen , January 14, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: charity, painting

Depiction of grieving mother "pleading" with Jesus to help her demon posessed daughter. A study of persistence.

I just sold this piece on the internet yesterday, off this site... a first! Although this painting garnered a lot of interest at my last show, this is one painting I thought would never sell because it is so personal. Now that it did sell I am somewhat sorry I advertised it. It has been one of my favorites for a long time. Out of my head and onto canvas in 20 minutes following some charcoal sketches. I don't know about you, but it's the fast, free flowing ones which I delight in.




  Michele Arroyo

03/20/2009 * 22:11:15

Great work Bruce. This is a really good one.


  Mary Lawler ( homepage )

01/14/2009 * 14:51:35

Way to go Bruce! It's so good to let other members know that you've had a sale. Sales can happen very quietly on artid if the artist doesn't say anything. Personally I have a few favorites I don't want to let go of either, but we all have to get over that, especially when we know it's going to a good home.
I love Caroline's comment about touching an increasing circle of people as it gets displayed. Something I don't consider often enough.


  Betsy Davison ( homepage )

01/14/2009 * 14:48:52

CONGRATULATIONS, Bruce! So happy to hear you sold a piece through your ArtId. Such a personal piece is hard to let go but as Caroline so beautifully points out, how many others will now enjoy your talent and perhaps come and view your work. Hope this finds you well.

president, ArtId


  Caroline Henry ( homepage )

01/14/2009 * 14:37:08

Congratulations on your first sale from ArtId! I haven't sold from this site yet, although I have a number of sales from my store at the Etsy site.

It is wonderful when a painting virtually gifts itself to us, isn't it. You may immediately regret letting go of it, but you will produce many more wonderful works, an it will touch an increasing circle of people as your buyer displays it. Isn't that a lovely thought?!


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