This first piece for this new page for retro works has a story behind it, and was used to illustrate a poem about a painter’s commission. It was found years later. It was donated to the American Cancer Society Discovery Store, in Fresno California on February 13, 2017. I hope it sells well there for the worthy cause of fighting cancer.
Now, for the reminder of any other works placed here, later, at some point everything is retro, I think it is a laugh of some sort, because of the nature or history of the phrase “RETROACTIVE SHOW.”
Below is “First Oil Painting.” It was a paint by number from a kit given from mom. There may be thousands of this scene done, a sort of English landscape. The hoot is, one can see that I never “stayed with the lines.”