At least you can avoid purple to fit in. I've had booking agents tell me that my act is a harder sell because I am white! Skin melanin as artistic street cred, who knew?
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : When I was trying to make a living doing "art," I met "real artists" who were so artistically superior that I was ashamed to present my stuff -- and yet most could not make a living selling their art. At one time I was in three galleries and never came close to selling enough to "cut it." I met one guy who had major works in many museums and still couldn't sell enough to quit his day job. And the gallery owners are all about the money. I had one tell me, as he looked at one of my canvases, "Oh, I couldn't sell this. Purple never sells." See? Try to use purple after that. The true artist is up against such a wall of ignorance. Each one is like a preacher on a stump in the public square -- speaking an unknown dialect.