|Bluebird II, Oil on panel, 14" x 11," SOLD|
|Bluebird I, Oil on panel, 10" x 10," SOLD|
I had spent the morning gessoing 11 x 14 panels. Later same day, I photographed some gorgeous freesias in glass vessels. That night: A collector emailed me the most exquisite photo of a bluebird. His wife had taken it at a local nature park. He asked if I could paint the bluebird within a floral still life... But wait it gets better: He wanted it to be 11 x 14 and he requested freesias in a glass vase. I'm not lyin'. You could have knocked me over with a feather! I told him about the freesias I had photographed and gladly agreed to do the painting. (He may read this now, but at the time I omitted the part about gessoing 11x14s. It was too much, lol.) I sent him some digital images of arrangements and much to my delight, he ordered two. He gave me permission to post them, later they will be gifted to his wife. I love my job.
A quick reminder for those of you local to Cleveland, OH: This Friday is 3rd Friday! Open studios time at 78th Studios. Come say hi to me at Gallery +! Our guest artist is Vincenza Harrity. She will be presenting "Natural Beauty" a wonderful collection of landscape paintings.