Oil Paintings command better sales than Watercolours?
Is this true?
I have just sold five watercolour paintings in a small commercial art gallery in Coventry in the west Midlands. Three of them sold in the first 48 hours of the opening of the exhibition. None of them sold for less than £375. All of them were seen unexpectedly and they who were attracted by them, bought them on impulse. Furthermore, until covid struck, I was selling exclusively watercolours in popup shows in village halls. One buyer remarked that quality will always out. So why do well known commercial art galleries in London and the Cotswolds persist in turning down the very same paintings on the grounds that no matter how much they like them, they're reluctant to take them on because it is their view that the buying public always prefer oils?