Thursday, May 28, 2009
I painted this slate by special request for a close friend. This friend probably has more of my artwork than anyone. When my son was learning about the Italian Renaissance in his 6th grade history class, we talked about patrons of the arts. I jokingly compared Michelangelo's patron, Lorenzo de' Medici, to my friend. Now, I by no means compare myself to Michelango, but I realized that it is true; my friend, Laura, and her husband, Jason, and even their son, Zack, are my biggest patrons. They make me feel that my art is beautiful and worthwhile, and for that, I am eternally grateful.