500 paintings

One day while discussing with a friend how many paintings it would take to pay off my student loans, he teased, "I can hardly wait to see how well you paint after 500 paintings".


"You won't have to wait very long; I've probably finished close to that many", I replied.


"Don't be silly", he answered, "I mean 500 more paintings. The ones you finished before you met me don't count."


Unfortunately, he unexpectedly passed away only a couple of months later.


He was a great source of moral support, encouragement, advice, and humor.

I am fortunate to have known him, and in remembrance, beginning in January 2010 paintings now are numbered in order of completion (including some earlier paintings that have been reworked after 2010), starting at "1".



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