Part of the reason I paint is because I want my art to make people happy. I use bright colors, fun textures, and subject matter that I find appealing. The biggest compliments I have ever received are about how a painting of mine made someone feel happier.
I was honored to be asked to do a commission for an anniversary present recently. It was commissioned by two daughters for their parents 30th wedding anniversary. The parents live in Colorado and I was informed the mother likes my work (introduced to her by her daughter). The painting is an aspen piece complimenting the view from their living room windows. I was excited to create something to honor their 30 year commitment to each other. I mean to me, that’s nearly forever. I entitled the piece “Promise”.
I added a special touch (with approval) to one of the trees. I carved the initials of the lovebirds inside a heart onto one of the trees in the painting. I have been eagerly waiting until it was delivered to say anything about it. I am happy to announce that they received and were ecstatic.
Then yesterday I got a surprise phone call from a husband asking to purchase an already painted piece that his wife is in love with for Valentine’s Day. How much better does it get than to have something of my purchased out of love? It certainly was made with love. I can’t wait to hear how the surprise goes over on Valentine’s Day.
Love is in the air!