|A Drive Along Live Oak, oil, 8x10. Painted in the Paso Robles area.|
|Evening Show, oil, 12x12. Painted in the Paso Robles area.|
The wet painting sale was on Saturday. This 12x12 cloud piece was the first I sold that day. The lady who purchased it said she was a Bierstadt fan and this piece reminded her of some of his work. I think she was being kind, but thanked her. We talked at some length about being inspired when painting outside and it became clear that we both were inspired by the sky and changing weather.
I couldn't help but think that if I had squelched my desire to quickly get a painting in and instead listened to the voice of reason which was telling me I didn't have time, I wouldn't be connecting to this collector. The universe, a higher power, whatever you want to call it – there was definitely some intervention going on. I do know that whenever I disregard my instincts I usually regret it. As artists, listening to our inner voice and paying attention to what the universe is telling us is as important as any art lessons.