Signed, Framed, Delivered
The joy of completion is often lost on me… not because of the joy part, but because of the completion part. It’s a defect of character that I am not too proud to admit. Anyways, today the joy and completion harmonized as a client came to pick up his commissioned portrait of his significant other… and, he said, “WOW!” His excitement was one of the reasons I was able to push through all of the roadblocks while doing this style of painting that is quite foreign to me. I have painted many portraits, but they have been black and white portraits of Civil War soldiers, but I am hesitant to consider myself a “portrait painter.” That was another one of the reasons that I accepted this challenging proposition… the idea of reproducing this lovely photo of my friend’s girlfriend was scary, and I had little proof that I could succeed. I knew that I could do it, I knew that I could also fail, and that was exhilarating, life affirming. Amen.