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Bette watched as Tina’s works were brought into the gallery. Tina was nervously stood to one side, watching as an expert team slowly put the pieces where they were to be displayed. In three day’s it would be opening night and the place would be filled with the art press, critics and the public. Tina rubbed her arm as she stood to one side, her watching as one of her darker pieces was brought it. a black and white piece that was filled with dark emotions, that she’d called ‘cloud of darkness.’ Naming the pieces hadn’t been as easy as she had thought. usually she had numbered them all but this was her first full solo show and she wanted to do this right.
Bette walked over and could see how nervous Tina was.
“Are you okay?” Bette asked, standing close not making contact with Tina, who still wasn’t great with open public displays of affection.
“Nervous, you’ve made the space very open. I love the natural light in here. it’s amazing.”
“It will bring out the colours in your work better,” Bette smiled as James walked over and passed her a piece of paper,
Yesterday they had started to list the paintings on the website and had put all of them apart from Naked up for sale. Tina had no idea how much each painting was worth. She had been too bothered about them being moved into the gallery to even ask Bette.
Bette grinned. I wide smile. she couldn’t believe it.
“If I could jump up and down in these heels I would right now,” Bette laughed.
“Why?” Tina looked at her through half closed eyes.
“Because ‘the bloom of orgasm’ has sold for $900,000.00.” the painting was what she had painted after her first orgasm it was a colourful piece that had been all the colour she had seen when Bette had made love to her.
“What?” Tina’s jaw dropped. She hadn’t thought any of her pieces were worth that much. She had been selling pieces for years and getting no where near as much as this.
“I could ask for whatever I wanted. I can value your painting at whatever price I see fit, but Jonathan does that, it’s not even the most expensive piece but it as sold, and the prints of it have already sold out. James,” Bette turned to her assistant as Tina pushed her hands into her jeans pockets and shifted from one foot to the other. She couldn’t believe this was happening. after all the crap in her life. even when she had found love she had never expected her art career to take off and here she was.