I am not sure if it's just age, or perhaps I am just plain becoming too emotional about my own paintings. One thing is for sure, I am not parting with them easily. I never have. watching them go has never been an easy thing but the fact remains that if I don"t sell them I might just as well go get a job because I won't be able to eat, much less support my family.
I love being full time as an artist. I wouldn't have it any other way, so, I have to sell.
That being said, I recently read a great e-mail from the owner of that painting in that picture up there on the left, "The Georgian Bay". I can't say her name here but suffice to say her first initial is K, so I will refer to her as "K".
K told me about an experience of her's where she received an old painting from a garage sale that she just fell in love with. Here, I will let K tell it in her own words:
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.