Tree n Tulips

9×12 original pastel on La Carte paper, $235, framed, plus shipping

Some paintings paint themselves.  “How long did it take to paint this?” people ask.  I tell them it took X hours, plus 16 years.  When I am in the zone, it is magical, easy, intuitive and colorful.  I had just finished six portrait commissions and it was time to cut loose.  I painted knowing I didn’t have to please anyone.  This one is for me.  This one is for fun.  I like how it turned out…free, fanciful, flavorful.