It was great meeting everyone that stopped at our booth on April 8th & 9th. Appreciate all the kind words and compliments on both on my original paintings and the booth. I designed this booth around the unveiling of the large "Eve" oil on linen painting that I have been working on, however, the invite to Paris and the building of the booth kept me from completing it on time for this show, and so, I still framed it and took this opportunity to work on it right there then and there at on the show floor. Both the show producer and the those attending the show got to see me working. The tour was a question and answer experience while watching the artist working. Many people thought the piece was already done as it was framed and for the life of them could not understand why I was still working on it as it very much looked completed to them. I am more than 3/4 the way done on it and they could not possibly know what I still need to do to it. I even met and let a woman who just loved the piece paint a little on it. She was blown away and was shaking when I told her to come over and grab this brush of mine. She mixed some paint up with my help and applied it to the canvas. That's what is all about! I made her day and week she told me. I do this from time to time, especially with children and they never forget it.
Can not thank enough those beautiful people that made all this happen to make it to this show in Chicago. Thank you, Everett, Mari Jo, Haley, Tyler, Ozzy, and Frank. Without you, all this wouldn't have happened. I thank you all from the depths of my heart!
After over a month of traveling and meeting all kinds of deadlines, I found my little piece of heaven here out back of the exhibit hall by the loading docks ramp.