Wednesday, April 29, 2015

a strange and wonderful story . . .

i have a strange and wonderful story to tell you tonight . . . it begins last night when i recieved a facebook message from my friend tracy, the proprietor of kyoto coffee. tracy wrote to let me know that she believed that she had just seen a painting of mine at the value village consignment store. she included a photograph.

as soon as i saw it i recognized the piece as one that i had sold to peter robinson college (trent university) back in 1981. at the time they had generously coughed up fifty dollars (which translates in current dollars to around $136.00).

tonight wendy and i made our way over to value village and sure enough, there it was. a drybrush watercolour rendering of my then deep passion for russian suprematism, alexander calder, and several others.

very reasonably priced at $6.99!

so of course i bought it.


The Dutchess said...

Wow...and I like your work..!!!

steven said...

thankyou dutchess . . . this is a piece from over thirty four years ago. in a few months i'll be sharing some of my new work here as i prepare for a late autumn show.