Years ago, before I was writing this blog, I was a member of a local fine arts club, and I would participate in art shows where I would sell my paintings. Although I have numerous pieces of my artwork hanging on the walls of my house, I also have dozens of paintings stashed away in a large storage cabinet. I am planning on taking many of my favorite pictures to Mexico when I move, but there are many more that I need to get rid of. I hauled them out of the cabinet and sold several at "bargain basement" prices when I had my yard sale. I have given others as gifts to friends. A while ago I picked out a couple of paintings to send to cousins in Europe to whom I had not already given pieces of my artwork. The postage was exorbitant, but at least they seem to be moving in a timely manner. I have been tracking those packages on the USPS website. I sent them on July 22, and they have already arrived at Zurich and Oslo airports. My cousins Walter and Hans-Peter should receive their gifts this coming week.
As I have mentioned previously, my high school friend Duffy who lives in Puerto Rico is currently up here in Ohio. Amongst my paintings, was a large one which I did based on a photo that I took while on a trip to that island. I had taken a whale watching cruise from the town of Rincón on the western coast of Puerto Rico. We didn't see any whales, but we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. That inspired a painting which I entitled "Sunset Glow - Rincón, Puerto Rico". I asked Duffy if he would like to have it, and he was very pleased to receive it.