"Sunday Bible Reading" 16x20 oil on linen. I've really struggled with this personal piece of my grandma and my son for awhile. It's too personal to be objective while painting. I started off from life, which was amazing because in that moment she knew who I was and she knew I was painting her. She posed for me and keep still, and for a time, we had a connection that we hadn't had since her heart attack and stroke. The tough part was finishing this up in the studio, to try and remove myself as a person and be a painter. I may not be done with this, but I have it at a stage now to where I feel ok showing it. I hope I captured the humanity of what was before me as I saw and painted it. Most of all, even though she can no longer see, I hope it would have made her proud.

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