This charming snow scene was painted by Vivian Vernon of Macclesfield, Cheshire. Whilst it had plenty of admirers when exhibited at the Society of Marple Artists’ exhibition, it failed to sell. Viv’s clever solution was simple, but it did the trick…she added a robin, perching on the gate and the painting sold at the next airing, at my gallery in High Lane.
Just a dash of red and a living focal point was the answer and may well help the rest of us. It certainly didn’t do J.M.W. Turner any harm, did it? He used tiny red marks to his advantage and frankly, if it was good enough for Turner, who are we to argue? Well done, Viv and thanks for sharing this good news and tip.
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