"March" (Smythe County, VA)

colored pencils and watercolor
24"×18"

This is actually a huge landscape by my standards. Shortly after finishing it, I was told by visiting, potential-client who knew my work (if not, obviously, how to gracefully deliver a compliment): "Hey...! This is looking pretty good. You know, if you keep going for this 'big' size and start doing oils, you could start making some real money."

I love that comment. "doing oils"?......"real money"?. At the time I thought "Oh...this is like being on 'Candid Camera'....don't respond...". Then, I realized he wasn't joking.

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