In 2011, I painted this painting of my friend Kara and her two eldest boys, the youngest not being born yet. I was just starting out on my journey as an artist and I was drawn to portraits and wanted to paint as many as I could. I saw a photo Kara's husband had taken on Facebook and asked permission to paint it. I told them that I would let them have it sometime in the future. My goal was to show it in as many shows as I could, which is what I did. Over the last year Kara and I have talked about me sending it to her as I was finished showing it. I love this painting and have enjoyed having it in my home, but I knew it was time for it to go to Kara's home.
The painting arrived in Missouri yesterday and I was thrilled to know that Kara and her family love it and I was so happy for her to finally see it in person (photographs never do a painting justice).
Thank you Kara, Kyle, Drew and of course Michael for your photography skills, and my apologies to little Grayson who was not born yet when this painting was done, maybe there will be another painting in the future.
To see the story and progress of this painting go to my original blog www.memoryroth.blogspot.com - written on May 16, 2011
Let Me Sea
28" x 22"
Oil on Canvas