This is another commissioned piece, a portrait of Cajun who sadly passed away earlier this year. She lived a long life and the family wanted a painting to remember her. I had plenty of reference photos to choose from, but only one or two that I felt would work well for the painting and thankfully the family agreed with the pose I chose. This painting goes to proof this week and once everything looks the way I’d like, it will be printed as a 15″X20″ canvas giclée with a black shadowbox frame. I don’t mind saying that I always get a little teary eyed when I finish these memorial paintings, which to me means I did my job.