In early 2018 I visited my friends place on Maui. During my stay I set up a studio space in the corner of the room attached to the double decker bus I was staying in. Beautiful light coming in the windows, tropical plants all around and some free time to paint. Mille and Bill’s daughter Lulu and their grand daughter Penny were there every morning for coffee on the porch. Lulu had taken a “selfie” on her phone of her and Penny. I used that as inspiration and this is what happened.
In 2017 I pulled the oil paints back out and did a few copies of “Old Master” paintings. A great way to warm up the painting chops again and remember just how incredible paint is. Tito Fuentes had taken a photo of his and Margaret’s daughter and I just had to make a portrait from it.