Good news! I sold a painting. Sad news! I miss it?
I wasn't planning on selling any of my works at a recent local art exhibit. I thought it was simply a show of our little art association members work. However, an older gentleman approached me and and asked to buy the paper boy painting shown above. He explained to me that when he was much younger he sold newspapers on a Boston street corner and having this painting would make him very happy. He was very kind, and very nostalgic about this work. I let him buy it at a more than reasonable price. He loved it so much. I thought of giving it to him but I sensed he wanted to purchase it.
When I delivered it to his home today he immediately hung in a very prominent place. He was so very happy and so very proud. He said the little boy in the painting brought back many wonderful childhood memories of his paper boy days. I smiled. He did too.
Driving home I realized that I no longer miss my little painting. I am not sure why I missed it in the first place. Maybe the fact that this little painting was a self portrait for I too was a Boston paper boy!