Monday, October 8, 2012
Saturday at the Bedford Boys Ranch
I am feeling so much satisfaction at passing on three dozen sketches and some art I did several years ago. Even sold a couple of abstracts! ! ! ! ! that were under glass. Have done one wax painting and that is in a new home. My ballet dancer, done from a live model, that Tony Saladino gave me an award in another city found a new home. My band painting found a new home. My girl climbing into the back of the truck (that precious pig tailed red headed beautiful young girl that I took a couple of hundred photos of in Glen Rose) with the dog looking on-fun photo and fun to paint, is gone. A painting that I did in Argentina and invited a young man to paint along with me on the painting is sold. The weather was so bad. Temp had dropped 40 plus degrees and it was cold and the show was outside. After setting up and warmth of effort had waned I was feeling that cold. Frankie Burget placed a warm jacket on my shoulders. She is Frankie Couch's daughter. The two of them could not have been nicer. Daughter worked at setting up my bin, supplying the technical skills that I didn't have. Really beyond! Bobbie Badger bought me a great hotdog for lunch and bought three of my better paintings. Surprisingly, a couple of portraits of people also departed. Interesting! Anyway, cold weather or not, I ended the day with a very warm heart. Below is a painting that I did at Chase Almonds" place. What I remember of that day is that about 5 of us (including Doug Clark and Claudia Davis) heard a crack of thunder at mid day and headed to a Mexican restaurant for the most delicious time. Am sure we spent three hours of great time together. Some of the by products of painting are priceless. Anyway, this painting was bought by a neighbor down the street and thrilled me to be hanging in their home.