Yesterday, I brought in some Christmas ornaments for the students to paint. one student in particular saw what was on the agenda, and said, “What if I hate Christmas?”. At this point, I had a flashback to last December. I did a solo show of oil paintings –33 of those suckers, with a reception planned for the 17th of December. What was I thinking? (Well, it was suppose to happen during the summer, but I got screwed out of the gallery space.) Between getting 33 paintings up, and putting on a reception in which Martha Stewart and Queen Elizabeth were invited, I was an absolute mess throughout the holiday season. I concluded many times that I too — hated Christmas.
At any rate, this is the painting that I made into a Christmas card, into which I inserted invitations for the reception. I had 500 of them made and only used about 100. You do the math. I have a fire sale going on now of 25 cards for $10. So what if they have 2006 next to my signature. They read ‘Tis the Season…’ on the inside. Ah c’mon…
I know. Maybe I’ll take them with me next time I go plein air painting and sell those suckers on the spot. Now that I’m building a following in the ‘field’.