Saying Thank You With a Painting
“Sunset Savannah” © 2019
9×12 oil on board
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” —Maya Angelou
Long before you could scour the numerous studies on the benefits of gratitude with a simple internet search, I kept my own little stash of thank you notes I had received from various people. Each one was special, sweet, and most importantly hand-written. Like a hoarder, I was unable to throw any away just as one would no sooner toss out a ruby or diamond. I don’t think I realized it at first, but these gems became a regular source of joy every time I read them – a trigger for a smile or a fond memory.
It is my gratitude for thank you notes that I have cultivated a habit of writing them. In this case, I am painting one.
This painting is for a friend who has bought my paintings, commissioned me, supplied me with many source images, and most recently, donated several art supplies. What better gift to a patron than a painting?
And thank you for being here and taking joy in art.
Watch the sunset come alive:
A time-lapse video of the process and the paints used.
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