A few of my creative friends and neighbors had a holiday artist open house at my home last Saturday. Our house looked lovely with all the creative items displayed throughout the rooms, most of us made some extra cash for the holidays and best of all I got a good bit of my Christmas shopping done. I sold the Red and Green Pear original painting to my neighbors who want to hang it with another apple still life painting of mine that they bought a few years ago. I joke with them that they are my patrons. I have always loved this particular pear painting so it was a bit hard to part with. It’s my only red and green pear and I like the way it’s centered in the blue bowl with the light behind it. It’s is one of my earlier paintings and has a naive charm about it that I worry that I’m loosing the more proficient I get at painting. It seems to be a balancing act that I’m still learning. I am happy the painting is going to be with good friends who appreciate art!