Over the last 22 years, Jen has been keeping track of every painting that I have finished. Just the other day she put all of the data, including title, size, date, canvas vs. board etc… onto a database spreadsheet. Turns out that my last painting, a portrait, was my 200th painting!
I have never been accused of being a prolific painter, so this is a major milestone for me. We moved to Maine for me to pursue my art career with only a few paintings under my belt and a dream. 200 paintings later, looking back over the list, I think to myself what a ride it has been and what a privilege it is to be able to do what I love to do.
There have been some paintings that I would love to do over and some I wouldn’t touch. I have a few favorites, which I look back on and get a kick out of the detail or the composition. I’ve loved the variety of work, which has kept the day in/day out hard work fresh and interesting.
I would like to share my gratitude with all of my collectors out there for giving me the ultimate compliment of buying my work. I also would like to thank all of you who have been so nice to express your appreciation of my work, whether personally or through Facebook, LinkedIn or my website.
Hopefully, I’ve got 200 more in me! I just thought I’d share this milestone with all of you. Thanks again for all of the wonderful comments over the years.