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Here’s what I’ve been working on this week. A portrait of my boy doing one of his favorite things. The moment this painting captures was especially sweet because he was reading the first book he chose himself from the bookstore. He was so happy to have his own book that he chose. He’s chosen many many since then, of course, but it was a real moment of joy and discovery and it’s fun to try to capture.


And this…a portrait of a house. It makes me think of the Emily Dickinson quote, “Nature is a haunted house–but Art–is a house that tries to be haunted.” This is not a haunted house but one in which I have had many of the “certain afternoons” I am always trying to capture.