I Certainly Surprised Myself...

A few weeks ago I was at the artist reception for our group show at the Naess Gallery.  It was a sunny, pleasant spring Saturday afternoon, and I enjoyed hanging out with my fellow artists Sabine Hahnel and Brie Craner and getting to know them a little better.

While there, a lady indicated she was interested in one of my paintings and asked me to tell her about it.

Well, since you asked....

The painting is called "Swamp Music," and I started to explain the process of encaustic, and how that particular painting evolved, and as we talked I found that I had more and more to say about it.  This particular painting had really been a big part of my life over the past year, and I hadn't quite realized it myself until I started talking about it.  I had learned quite a bit while painting "Swamp Music," and it had also won first place at the Allied Arts' Open Art Competition in the Master's Category, so I was particularly proud of this piece of work. 

My enthusiasm and love for this painting apparently shone through, and this lovely lady ended up purchasing it.  I even posed for a photo next to it (which I hope turned out as I do not photograph overly well lol).

I was a little sad to see it go, but I hope that my stories went with it.  I feel that may be the case, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to share my art with her on a personal level.