I'm pretty sure this has never happened to me before: someone saw a painting I had done some years ago and contacted me to find out if I could possibly create another one for him. I can think of a lot of artwork I've done over the decades that I would not want to try to replicate. It's not always as fun as some think, to do artwork for a living. There's actually a fair amount of angst that goes into a lot of it. But in this case, I liked the idea of doing just that, and it surprised me. Working large with this freeing style feels good to do, and the subject still interests me.
The painting in question was done several years ago and it was bought by my dentist. The painting now hangs in front of the main chair in his clinic; it's where people sit and worry about what's going to happen to them, so at least they have a piece of artwork to look at while hoping it all gets over with as quickly as possible. My dentist is the gentlest dentist on earth, but it's still dentistry that he does. Some weeks ago, a new patient sat in the chair and fell in love with my painting. This man rather urgently wanted his own version of this painting and didn't seem to realize that in the world of fine art, it's not all that P.C. to ask for a duplicate. I agreed to have my contact info given to him. After talking with him on the phone, it felt important to me to do it for him. This morning he picked up his version of Sunflowers (Deux--the second):