I spent quite a long time with my dear Grandma Bessie while painting this. During the process I saw my mother’s likeness, my own, my sisters and even my nieces showed up from time to time. Grandma was such a profound part of our lives, She and I bought our first watercolors together! I hope she’d like her portrait.
“Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.” – Édouard Manet. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." – Vincent Van Gogh