acrylic on board, 5"x7"
I had a nice compliment last week when one of my collectors made a purchase. He said, "Your paintings make us happy." That's the type of comment I will hold in my heart and will help to offset the less complimentary comments I hear from time to time.
I'll remember it when a painting is not going quite as well as expected, I'm frustrated by not being able to get something quite right, or the feeling of the atmosphere just won't translate onto the canvas in the way I want.
It's right up there with the person who told me that "Your painting transformed our room!" Another art-sustaining compliment was when someone told me that "I didn't see the beauty of the Everglades until your paintings opened my eyes!"
Happy! What an gift from a collector, to be told that my paintings make them happy. Their purchase and that great compliment have made me happy for days! Thank you!