Yesterday I had news of more sales at my Santa Fe gallery, Darnell Fine Art
. That makes 12 sales since I started there in June, and if I add in other gallery sales the total for the summer is 20 paintings (over 30 for the year to date.) This is absolutely and completely unprecedented for me. I spend a certain amount of time just trying to process this, and to tame my suspicion that this cannot possibly continue. Mostly I just keep painting.
I've been thinking about a conversation in my past that has stayed with me. At the time, one of my artist friends was selling a lot more paintings than I was, and I was frankly really envious. But he's a good friend and in the interest of keeping things that way, we talked about it. He said, don't look at my success as something that I have and you don't. Look at it as what is possible for you also. Enough said? My best wishes to all.