Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Why I Paint and Offer My Work so Cheaply

People have asked me why I sell my work so cheaply. Well, I am 78 years old and retired.  Our government doesn't pay too much attention to retired people except to feel they are giving us too much.  Well, after working over 50 years and paying into FICA with every single paycheck I don't feel the least bit that they are "giving" me all that much.  With all the money the government wastes what they are giving us former workers is really not all that much. So between that and a small pension, I survive.

 I paint to supplement my meager income and also to spread my artwork to those who will enjoy it.  The best mail I get is from people who have had my artwork handed down to them or passed on to them over the years.  I hear from them and know my work is still out there and is in tact and appreciated.  

The great Norman Rockwell once said that being able to draw and paint is like always having a bag of lemon drops in your pocket...I know the feeling.  :-)

Merry Christmas to all and especially to those who collect my work.

Latest in my Daily Paintworks gallery:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Why All the Cats in My Gallery?

I love cats.  I guess you can tell by the paintings in my gallery on Daily Paintworks.  I have two Himalayans that are mellow and laid back and who bring a great deal of comfort to my elderly days.  Prince and Merlin rule this house and give a great deal of love and affection while doing so.

In 2013 I had to put down my faithful companion of 18 years, Angel, and swore no more pets!  I'm too old for this and it hurts too much to have to hold and comfort a dying cat who is too sick to live on and watch her die.  It took me about a month to realize just how empty and lonely the house was.  That's when I found Merlin and Prince.  The photo on the left was taken the day I brought them home and my home has been full of love ever since.  I haven't forgotten Angel and never will but these two healed my heart.  I'm sure there are pet owners reading this who understand only too well.

Just a small fact about me I thought might interest someone.

Patricia Ann