I meet a lot of interesting people at art fairs (and occasionally some very weird ones) – but one gentleman I talked to on Sunday really made me laugh. He came in my booth and looked around and after a few words of greeting, I asked him what brought him out to the art fair. He said ‘Do you really want to know the truth?’ So I told him ‘Go ahead, I’m listening.’ ‘The popcorn.’ I have to admit the kettle corn is good. I daren’t buy any, they only sell large bags.
Well, then we got to joking around, he also commented that art fairs were a great place to meet women. ‘Ah, I know that one,’ I told him. ‘I met my other half when he bought a painting from me.’ Then I asked what was in retrospect a stupid question. ‘So, what kind of art do you like?’. His answer – Limedilligas. Huh? He came closer. ‘Look into my eyes. Does it look like I give a s***?’ We laughed and I pointed out that the question slagiatt. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
So, back in the studio, I have been making some changes to a couple of pieces. Not putting land/foreground on a few paintings slagiatt, but I changed my mind. ‘On the Up’ now is more of a skyscape than an abstract. It will be at the Indian Wells fair this weekend.