A collector of my bird paintings commissioned me to paint his home state rooster, which ran around his yard when he was a youngster. So satisfying to be asked to paint something already special to someone. All of my paintings are special to me, and I get great joy when they become special to another. Animals are already captivating, which I try to capture with watercolor, and give the image another level of glee for the viewer. This is why I like doing outdoor shows, or attend live sales events, like the 6×6 Extraordinary Art Sale last week.