This week we celebrated the official "grand opening" of the studio with a reception on Thursday night. The studios were packed with people and it was a wonderful event. During the event, each of us artists sold a piece, which made it an extra special evening. Roses, Paris, Spring will have a new home with an art collector who owns two smaller works of mine.
The reception leftovers included potted tulips. I painted them by themselves and then in their setting in the studio.
One funny thing about the small study -- while in Mexico, a little boxer dog that had been visiting the house I was in, decided to take a leap up onto the bench next to the ledge the painting was drying on. The first thing I noticed was the paint on the bench cushion… and then the dog paw print on the painting. I didn't fix the paw print on the little painting -- it's a funny memory with a sound track -- the British voice of the dog's owner asking "but how do you know it was my doggie?" That would be because I saw him on the bench….