I did this painting of some Colorado aspen a while back.
Normally, when I finish a painting, I look at it for a while, and then it goes into a box with all the others.
But I liked this one enough to frame and hang in my living room.
Last year, I was asked to display some paintings in a local gallery and I needed enough fresh material.
So I decided to put this one up up for sale.
Though I kind of liked my aspens, so I deliberately jacked up the price, in the hopes that it wouldn’t sell.
But sure enough, it DID sell, and I always kind of regretted it.
But my house is running out of room, and I can’t afford to keep framing everything I paint.
Sooner or later, I’ve got to let stuff go.
If a painting is unique, and if it’s something that I’ll never do again in a million years, there’s no way I’d sell it, not for any money.
But if a painting is something I know I can do again, then I’m more likely to part with it.
And I suspected I could do this one again.
Which I did tonight. Six years later.
t’s smaller: a 6″ x 4″ sketch with a $5.00 Walmart frame.
For 90 minutes of effort, I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s reasonably close to the original.
So now I have my aspens again.
Which I can hold onto for a while.
Or maybe sell again.
I haven’t decided yet.
But at least I know I can always make more whenever I want.