I found the first painting I made that was inspired by KB’s eye-patch. I painted it while attending a painting class at ASU so it’s probably 10 years old. In a previous blog post I had metioned finding this particular piece. KB was quite taken with it when I showed it to him. The colors are pink, red, orange, and generally warm colors. I do have the pink wig and wear it at Halloween on occasion.
KB was always a big supporter of my artwork, and it wasn’t just the fact that he was my subject. He always understood my work, which was very comforting. He knew what my paintings about without asking about it. He was the first person who told me that I was a “prolific” painter. I didn’t know what that word meant at the time, I asked him what “prolific” meant. Maybe it meant “profound?” It means that I produce art quickly. He was right.