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I'm currently preparing for my art exhibition which is coming up next week. While I was going through my collection of frames I accumulated through the years to sort out what I want to show there, I stumbled over a number of old paintings I can no longer identify with. Some because of the subjects/style painted, and some are of such bad quality, which I would not like to be associated with any more. I paid a small fortune to have those framed, sure I will try to salvage the frames and mounts for more recent work.

It is amazing how much progress one does when constantly working, without even knowing it. Only when I look back at old paintings I shudder how I could have possibly shown work of this bad quality in public! I heard people say one should not even approach a gallery, do exhibitions or publish work unless one works at least for 10 years as an artist to mature as such, and I when I look at those old paintings of mine I think they are possibly right in saying so....

But: What to do with those old paintings?? I'm curious, what do my fellow artists do with them? Do you have 'sales'? Re-use the canvas for new works? Revise them? Give them to charities?? Bin (trash) them all together? Keep them as a reminder how crap one once was, to stay thankful (or possibly to drag one back into depression when one is feeling insecure about artistic abilities anyway?) Put them in a box and hide in the basement, hope no one will find them and start blackmailing?

I need answers!!!! ;)

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Claudia Hahn
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I studied graphic design and Illustration in Freiburg/Germany, now I'm based in the United Kingdom where I work as a freelance graphic designer/illustrator and photographer. I have always been inspired by nature itself, as well as fantasy and fiction literature, movies and comics. I illustrate and paint mostly in traditional media; mainly acrylic and pencil, sometimes oil, as well as digital in Photoshop or Illustrator.

I hope you like my artwork, any comments are warmly welcome, please don't be offended if I can't always find the time to answer.

My ETSY store: www.etsy.com/shop/heliocyan
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YemaYema 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Your works are great!!
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AMAZING artwork! :O
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agnes21 Mar 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful gallery! :) (Smile) 
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Heliocyan Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Dark-Lioncourt Feb 19, 2014  Professional
aaaah, such an amazing gallery! Big watch :)
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Heliocyan Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much!!! :hug:
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Dark-Lioncourt Feb 24, 2014  Professional
My pleasure! :hug:
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JulietteNoisette Feb 14, 2014   General Artist
Dankeschön für den Watch! :aww: Hug 
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Heliocyan Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Dir auch vielen lieben Dank! (Sorry für meine späte Antwort, bin bisl im Stress zur Zeit) :hug:
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JulietteNoisette Feb 25, 2014   General Artist
Sehr sehr gerne und kein Sorge, ich bin meistens spät dran mit meinen Antworten, deswegen bin ich in der Hinsicht ganz entspannt. ;)
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AwkwarddAri Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Everything is just absolutely, positively, gorgeous.
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Heliocyan Jan 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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