No, I haven’t lost an interest in drawing or painting or closed up shop, though age is creeping up on me and I don’t seem to get much done these days. It takes a while to find something that appeals to me; sometimes 2 weeks go by before I start a new painting! I wonder if this is the case with other senior leisure artists, too?
Anyway, for the first time ever, I recently had a major give away of my art work, most of which were gifts to special people. The first painting went to our tax preparer who had a blank wall in her office. I gave her my water lily painting.
Then my two granddaughters returned to mainland colleges to resume their studies so I made them mini paintings to take with them. They showed their favorite things to do like swimming with dolphins and enjoying the beach.
Next, it was my grandson’s 18th birthday. He’s my youngest grandchild who had recently seen a documentary about Rembrant and he had a special interest in the classic painting of the Storm on the Sea of Galilee which I had copied. That painting was the only seascape Rembrant had ever done and it was stolen from a museum. (You can read previous posts about this painting.) Anyway, he painted himself in it, making it 13 disciples besides Jesus. It showed one guy praying and another seasick over the side of the boat, and some others manning the sails.
Then my 2 sisters had their birthdays within 2 days of each other this month and I gifted them with paintings also.
I suppose I’m sort of recovering from the loss of these paintings in my gallery and recouping by rearranging my art room with other favorite paintings. Oh yeah, thinking about what to paint next! Wish me luck in finding something to paint! Take care and God bless you all!