Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Life to Old Paintings

"Summer Flowers" - Digital Collage
I was recently reviewing an old photo album I have of my early works when I ran across the image below. It was a pastel painting that I created in the summer of 1998 and I called it "The Colors of Summer." What is particularly special about this painting is that I painted it in a fit of frustration with myself. I was beginning to think I was never going to get anywhere with my art and I was determined to create something especially lovely. And this became the first painting that I ever sold! This was before I started to keep detailed records of my artwork so I don't know its exact dimensions, but I think it was about 11x14 and framed 16x20. I shake my head to think I only sold it for $125!

I remember the night well, it was at the opening reception of the annual juried show of the local art association which I belonged to at the time. I raced home from the opening and emailed my parents, "I'm a real live artist!" 

Ah, memories!

"The Colors of Summer" - Pastel

1 comment:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

$125?? You practically GAVE it away!! But it's beautiful and I bet it's still a treasure to the person who bought it!