I am in shock. Who wouldn’t be? I am standing in Studio Gallery in San Francisco watching one more painting of mine be sold. In fact 7 of my pieces are being sold today. I am at the opening reception for ‘Flock’ and art show about birds. This show was created around my series of 12 bird paintings. The gallery owners liked those paintings a lot and created a special show inspired by my artwork. And it seems to have worked out well for them and for me. I am in shock. Usually I sell one or two paintings in a show. Never this many. The show is winding down and I am headed down the street to Modern Thai to meet up with the family, Amy and my friend Karen to celebrate. On the way down the street I pass by Bob’s Donuts. Man I could totally go for a celebratory hunk of fried dough. Bob’s is great because you can tell that they are homemade….they don’t even look like donuts anywhere else. I get one and as I hand the cashier a 20 dollar bill she asks if I have anything smaller. I don’t. So I say to add the two girls’ donuts beside me to my order. They try hard to refuse….but I insist. I tell them each about the project and by letting me buy their donuts I am making today’s gifts! They each take a business card. We all get our fried dough and part ways. Ahhhhhhh….Donuts, is there anything they can’t do? (thanks Homer Simpson)
This was a fun and easy painting. The background is some wrapping paper from one of my birthday presents. After matting that to the canvas I drew the larger deer with a Sharpie. I was going to paint it but I like it just like this. Cute. It makes me feel good to look at it. Much like the feeling from the art show and buying complete strangers donuts. How cool is that?