I was in the guest room, formerly Emma’s bedroom, and spied one of Sam’s paintings from years ago. I don’t know if Sam would mind me showing this to the world — it doesn’t represent the kind of work he is doing now. If you look closely, you will see a very original, interesting landscape. Yes, those are transparent horizontal and vertical brush strokes. That was a technique he used a lot back then. I like the dreamy look it gives the piece.
It’s one of my all-time favorites (I have a few) and it brings back fond memories. When Sam graduated from the School of the Art Intitute back in 2001, this was projected before the ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. We sure had a lot of fun that week!