Actually I’ve placed five.
The first two went at the same time. And who took those first two paintings?
Art connoisseurs? Dealers? Wealthy people?
My mom and my sister. I gave each of them a painting for a Christmas present. I was very touched that they actually requested a painting as a gift. The support I’ve received in my family has been very inspirational.
Then my dad had a neighbor notice their new painting and say really nice things about it. Dad said that he was sure that I would give him a painting as well, and he asked for two! One for his office, one for the lobby of his office.
How about that?
The fifth went to a dear friend, Guillermo Zelaya. Guillermo works for a bank, and I actually called him and asked if he would hang a painting in his office. He was delighted! We had a great lunch together that day. So this whole thing about placing paintings hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be.
I think I expected family and friends to mock and laugh at me when I first started painting. No one has. Everyone has seemed very sincere when they’ve made a fuss over my latest painting. So I’m happy that those two paintings have found homes. That’s what I want. I want my paintings to wind up somewhere where they’ll be loved.
I also need to get rid of them so that they don’t pile up and take over my house. I guess they’re kind of like puppies in that sense.
So I’m going to be a little bit assertive about finding places to hang my artwork. This will be a little challenging for me, because being timid is one of my most annoying faults.
Oh, and here's my lasted painting: