A Fun Path to Rejection

She’s Got a Pool and Everything! 2021 (painted over 2012 work of the same title). Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24” I know that many of my paintings are ready for the landfill. If a friend thought there was a good one to be picked from the pile, I would cringe at the thought of it hanging on her wall. I feel the same about the majority of paintings I have sold or given away. I daydream about sneaking into houses and stealing them back. The older I get, the stronger the yearning for anonymity, with just a sprinkle of renown to pay for more paints.

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