I once exhibited my paintings in a street market, they didnt sell, so dejected I took them home and washed over them in black paint and took them back the following week with a black wreath . I sold them all to various people , it shows that the public dont want ordinary any more.
It becomes hard to know which road to go down .. but I think its more honest to please one's self and not a public . They come and go.. I dont .. Showing work to a public is soul-destroying