This is one of the original oil still lifes which sold in my solo exhibit last month.
This painting is a good example of where much of my art is headed - fun and elegant still lives where I can control the entire setup, lights and all. They're not all going to be fruit of course!
I paint because I enjoy painting and I like to enjoy the fruits of my labor beyond monetary gain. Selling this piece was bitter-sweet for me because I became emotionally attached to it.
The fact it sold because someone appreciates it as much as I do meant a lot. I had a great deal of fun executing it, then got to enjoy looking at it myself for a couple of years on my wall before selling it. That is the exact scenario I'd like to have for every piece I create!