Red Dots

Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:26PM

     I had the chance to wander around the One Of A Kind Show in December and I noticed with envy the many red dots that some artists had placed beside their artwork. A red dot is the accepted symbol for SOLD. Not that I hadn't sold any artwork. I had a pretty good show, actually. It's just that I've never been able to get my hands on a package of red dots anywhere. There's always been this myth that some artists automatically put red dots on their paintings whether they're sold or not. It's supposed to spur on demand and give the buying public a little more "permission" to go ahead and buy something that they might like.( But you better hurry 'cause they're going fast). But I've never been able to test out this theory because I"ve never been able to find a package of red dots. I did find a package once, but because of all the red dots, I thought it was sold.

Well, I have finally bought my first pack of red dots and look out world, the paintings are going to fly off the wall! I know it's going to be one of my better years because of these red dots. In fact, my first painting is going to be a giant red dot. It'll be sort of an homage to the red dot. To that classy little sold sign. I guess I always could have bought some white dots and a red Sharpie. But that's just not classy.

Kevin RoachComment