I have tried selling paintings... rather unsuccessfully.
This week, my sister-in-law happily took Stephen's shed to her daughter in Christchurch and my shed will go to her place (don't we just ADORE her!!). Then, my friend Catherine saw the beach scene and fell for it - of course it was happily given to her.
Funniest thing of all - when I took Victor to visit Catherine he did not recognise the painting and commented on how nice that looked (BLISS).
Those were the best gifts some one could give me. I now have 2 paintings sitting on someone else's wall!!