Happy Summer Solstice! The heat wave arrived just in time and the top of Mt. Tam is the perfect place to be on days like this. Fresh warm breezes high above the world, rolling golden hills for miles and miles, vast ocean views towards the setting sky, a calming sensation and peace as the sun slowly vanishes behind the horizon; Pure perfection. I love living in Marin.
It's done! The most special portrait I have ever drawn. This is a portrait of my late grandmother, Phyllis or GG as I called her, taken from a photo of her in her twenties. She had always been one of the biggest supporters of my art, so when she passed I wanted to do something very extraordinary for her. With only a month until the memorial I knew this would also be a major challenge; it had to be absolutely perfect and in so little time. The framed portrait was the only image placed up by the podium where the speakers stood for the ceremony. I knew it was just right when it brought tears to my grandfather, JJ’s, eyes. He was my biggest critic since he knew her better than anyone. I received a lot of compliments but more importantly I knew GG would have loved it. I only wish she could have see it. I gave it to JJ with all the love in the world.