“Self-Portrait with Rita” by Thomas Hart Benton
What if society treated artists like today’s movie stars or pro athletes?
Howard: Great painting today GNAY! Was the outcome ever in doubt?
GNAY: First of all, Howard I would like to thank Jesus for allowing me to paint for a living, and make millions of dollars doing it! Every time you paint a masterpiece there are always moments of doubt, but I just took it one brush stroke at a time, not focusing on the outcome.
Howard: Your colour choices were inspired! Where does that come from?
GNAY: I’m not going to lie to you Howard, I’ve got a great team behind me, including one of the best pigment grinders in the game, plus of course, the Good Lord.
Howard: What’s next for GNAY?
GNAY: I can’t let this masterpiece go to my head. I will learn from it and build on it. I’m not ruling out making it into a triptych but I’m going to take a few days off first to ground myself. Maybe go out and buy a few cars.
Howard: You’ve earned it. Make your Mama proud!