One worry for the evening was for me to break down while speaking on such an emotional subject. I didn't want to be a downer. I decided to not show the paintings until I had told about myself and had told them a couple stories about myself, that happened to be a little funny.... Then since I was not going to do a painting demonstration, I would read some inspirational art quotes.........which then led to the quote about conveying emotion though painting, when you can't find the words.
Bill then held up each painting as I explained the inspiration and references for each one. Thankfully I made it though unscathed, and afterwards many club members thanked me for coming and for my touching story. Mom and I stayed and visited with the members and enjoyed refreshments. I thank them for inviting me to come. They have a great group of folks, who just happen to be artists. If you live in the area, check out the Brush and Palette Art club, though Bill Wood's Art Center, Camdenton, MO.
|Bill on the left in front of shop.|