...I'm now a professional painter. Monday I took 6 small paintings to the Salt River Gallery and Gift Shop, and they accepted all six on consignment. Because of the small town venue, I priced them at a level where I hope people will be interested in them. Even so, I doubt that anything has been sold, and it may never sell, but the pictures are on display with price tags on them, so I guess that makes me professional. My daughter-in-law is making me some business cards, too. So if ever you happen to be on I-65 going through Shepherdsville, KY(Exit 117), stop in at Paroquet Springs Convention Center and visit the gallery. You will see lots of local artwork besides mine, and pretty soon you will be seeing some of Alissa's photos as well.
Hopefully, I will earn enough to pay for my supplies, which can be costly. Paint and canvases are not cheap, but even more expensive are the frames. Some of my canvases can be displayed without framing, but many need a frame, and even the simplest ones are costly. I must admit, though, that I will continue to paint, even if I don't sell a thing. It's just too much fun. And now that I have convinced my recently retired friend to join me at the library on Mondays, it's even better!
I have been working on preparing the gourds that Alissa gave me last year. Then I'll paint them, too. I have stocked up and have at least a half dozen canvases and a new watercolor tablet and paints. And Alissa wants me to paint some cabinet doors for her. I have enough projects to last quite some time. Hooray! Life is good.. and so it art!