Robert Marx stopped by the studio the other and was asked if I was around. I was excited because he is a really great painter and I thought he wanted to talk. It turns out he wanted to see if I was interested in buying his press. On my way out of hist studio, we walked through his paintings area. I was quickly glancing around to soak it all in. At that point, I decided to try and small talk. Here is how it went.
Robert is about to sit on his stool in front of a painting, I am slowly walking towards the door.
Me: So how many paintings are you working on?
Robert: To many. (sits and looks at painting in front of him)
This was followed by about 10 seconds of silence.
Me: Okay, thanks. (exits studio)
It was still cool and his paintings are amazing.