Friday, November 16, 2012

long time to leaving home

Recently, this painting sold. I show it for two reasons. First, a friend over for dinner saw it and was transfixed by it, which is rare and delightful when it happens. It is particularly gratifying when one of your 'kids' goes to a home where it will be loved. Second, this was the view out of my studio window on Tenth Ave. in San Francisco, and done decades ago, back after I first ran into Sargent's paintings. I remember having to wait for the right time of year and then the time of day. Paint paint paint. That is Emma Kong reading in her backyard. Nice that she popped into the picture. I never expected it to sell, after the first few years, so patience and a fondness for the image enough to keep it on display unexpectedly paid off, both on a soul level and the checkbook.


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