It’s always interesting to get feedback from viewers of my artwork. Sometimes they will see faces or other items ‘hidden’ in the clouds – that I never intended to put there. I remember in particular a painting of a winter solstice dawn in Salton City, the time of year that the sun comes up out of the water, it seems. In the painting the sun was about halfway above the horizon, and the long bright reflection reached towards the viewer, getting narrower as it came closer. It was one that I particularly liked. One day a little girl (about three) came in the booth holding her father’s hand and pointed to this painting, which was on the lower half of the wall, just at three-year old eye level. “Oh Daddy, look at the ice-cream!” Of course after that I could never un-see the ice-cream. The painting did sell not too long after, and I hope the new owner never sees the ice-cream, it did detract from the view.
Recently I had one follower comment that she liked my paintings that included moons, and is currently considering a purchase, but I seem to have pretty much sold out of moons. Indeed it was true – there were only two. Well, red rag to a bull, now there are three.