I painted 'The Old Weathered Barn' and was intending to give it as a gift to a friend, when speaking to hubby he rightly pointed out that if she didn't like it then she may feel forced to hang it in her home. After consideration, I wondered how I would feel if someone gave me a painting, and I'd probably feel like I had to hang it. After further reflection, I think I will just show her, and if she is like woah id love that, then ill know and give her it.
I have given one of my very first ones to my parents and it proudly hangs in the dining room. I was only my second painting, but my parents are so proud to have adult art I did. (as a child I think I painted one colour op top of another so a nice brown blob, so this is heaps better)