Yes! A very nice, highly intelligent, and generous Eastern Sierra Land Trust supporter from the Hollywood Hills bought two of my winter trees paintings. Me and the ESLT shared the revenues 50/50. Hilda's real appreciation of my unusual pictures (unusual when displayed next to more naturalistic landscapes) was a jolt of joy for me — and the cash came at a good time. Below are the two paintings that sold. The winter blue cottonwood trunks is a personal favorite of mine.
The fundraiser art show was housed in a large retail business suite between a movie theater and a chocolatier in the Minaret shopping center in Mammoth Lakes. It was well done, and I admire the organization and hard work by the folks at ESLT that made it happen. I was too dizzy from success to check out the chocolate, but may yet do so if I return around Thanksgiving for a similar show to be sponsored by Mono Council for the Arts.
Here's a horse from a new series of dusk paintings I've just begun. Actually this one is based on photos I took during late evening strolls through Point Pinole in Richmond during the early nineties. Yeah, the moon does rise like a little white ping pong ball. I'm developing my palette colors to capture scenes from my twilight walks along the canal here in Bishop.
BONUS PHOTO: When smoke from Sierra fires loads the air with particle, the sunsets mix it with light and use it for paint (looking EAST along the canal)