Friday, October 29, 2010
Vintage Painting. I took a picture of a cougar at Northwest Trek in Washington State which I turned into a painting. This was one of my earlier works of painting animals. The wolves in the next partition were being very active so the cougar had its ear back listening to what they were doing while looking at people.
This painting I had up for sell at an art gallery. The gallery owner stuck this painting in the window. This young man age 11 would run to the gallery after school and just stare at this painting for an hour or two before heading home. I used to make the drive up to this small town to give art lessons on Saturday morning once or twice a month. The Saturdays that I was there, he didn't show up. The Saturdays I wasn't there, he would be standing on the outside art gallery just staring at it. I was going to give him this painting. The art gallery closed several years ago.
This young man biggest desire a few years back was to be an artist. He doesn't know.. but when I visit an local art competition for children/Teens, I look for his work. I stare at it.