Sometimes I think of selling my artwork as the equivalent of working a pet store. I get so emotionally attached to a painting that I just want to see it go to a good and loving home. Well, one of my favorite paintings is currently in route to some good friends in a beautiful suburb outside of Chicago. When I say good friends I mean “show up at your doorstep at 3am” good friends. Very recently my family and I were on our way to San Francisco with what was supposed to be a small layover in Chicago. A nasty storm was raging and after getting to Chicago we got word around 3am that our connecting flight to SF was cancelled. Without any hesitation our friends told us to come and stay with them until our next flight. Needless to say it’s good to have good friends.
I exhibited “View from Here” in some great venues and she was even my Facebook profile pic for a good long while. I’m extremely critical of my paintings so it is very occasional that I actually like one and rare that one is my favorite. While I am sad to see her go, I’m also elated that she will be in the company of such great friends.