Oil on panel - 8" x 8"
It seems odd to sit here knowing there is no place to put my work anymore. Well, to be fair, there is still facebook and this blog. I was speaking more of an internet commerce site. Five years ago I became involved with the daily painting movement - a collection of artists motivated to paint and post a painting every day of the week and some weekends as well. Those familiar with this blog know that I failed miserably at the "daily" part. I did post 149 entries in 2008, less in 2009 and continued to fall off from there. It's not that I couldn't have done something everyday but I didn't merely want to dash out a piece just for the sake of saying I showed up. I think it's like Cal Ripken's continuous 2131 game streak or better yet, Lou Gehrig's. It may be blasphemous to say but I suspect there were days when the manager put them in for one "at bat" just to keep the streak going. I am going to miss my fellow painters at www.dailypainters.com. Some of them were stellar and did manage to produce quality work on a more or less daily basis. I endeavor to become more disciplined in the coming months. Hopefully, with better time management, I can do both gallery work and some small pieces.
It's fitting that my farewell piece is my boy Sammy looking wistfully out the studio window.