Re: How not to waste money with your first Old Master
I read a book on how to buy paintings as an investor. I found it interesting as what I should look for. One story was that he bought a hideous painting at an auction, and when he went to collect it, the auction worker said, "You must know something I don't". He said, "Yes I do". And he took the painting out of the frame, gave the painting to the auction worker and kept the frame.
The book said that whatever artist you buy, if you have a choice of subjects, the best subject to invest in, is "a pretty girl in a garden". Maybe I should start painting pretty girls in gardens. Bouguereau did will with that formula.