Thursday, April 17, 2014

Somebody took one of my paintings!

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:


  1. Have you done any Veracruz scenes? I would love to see that and would hang it in my office, though the traffic there wouldn't give you the exposure you'd want. But it is across the country. :)

    Saludos a Memo.

  2. You have inspired me!!!!
    I'm working on it RIGHT NOW!!!
    Thanks for your kindness Craig.