this is one of my very first paintings that i made as a "real artist". i had just rented my first studio space and was spending all of my free time there, painting long hours, forgetting to eat or sleep and learning so much!
this was also made during my "blue period" when i used to paint with lots of blues. i also started out working really big, this piece is 3ft x 4ft on canvas! (note to self: might just be time to return to the big pieces again... )
this is also the first painting that i ever sold, in my first show, way back in 2000... seems like ages ago!
the quote is from mary ann radmacher (i wrote her name on the painting), and i think i had a journal with this written on the cover at the time, so i decided it was the perfect way to describe my journey into becoming an artist. the words still ring so true to me today.
the man who bought it gave it as a surprise to his wife who had just quit her job to start her own business. i liked that.
so amazing to take a look back at piece today, just as my first book is releasing to the world! wow. a dream indeed!
thanks for all of your sweet comments from yesterday... i'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends and readers!
happy weekend to you xo *s