One sunny afternoon I sat on my deck in Vancouver, brush in hand not knowing what to paint. I stared down at the piece of two by two foot freshly gessoed masonite board firmly planted on my lap. The sky was ultramarine blue, the garden glowing green and most colourful that day in late July, 2004. My senses were overwhelmed by the beauty of this environment. I glanced down at the board and at a the light grey shadow there; my shadow.
I gingerly traced it beginning to fill in whimsical areas of enchantment with much excitement and more importantly, contentment.
The end result, weeks later was an acrylic painting called “In Search Of”.
I’m saying good bye to that very special painting this Friday. It was purchased from my shop earlier today. It’s the largest single sale I’ve made since beginning to sell my artwork online.
And now that it’ll be traveling to the other side of the world I am at peace with that time and place in my own small historical way. It was a beautiful day then and it’s a great day today. I could barely contain myself earlier and had to ask a family member to drive me to the post office so that I could mail Monday and Tuesday’s orders… My hands were shaking that badly.
It causes my heart to palpitate knowing it’s going somewhere else other than here. I feel happy and honored and humble.