My Darling Boy

Patriots Fan

I’ve been painting portraits of our grandchildren for the last fourteen years, to be able to display them in our condo in Florida. Looking at them makes me smile, when I can’t be near them. So now it’s Teddy’s turn to be painted and join his sisters and cousins and remind me how lucky we are. He’s so cute, so good-natured—a happy boy whose smile lights up the room. You don’t have to take my word for it, you could ask his grandfather!

When our oldest granddaughter, Izzy, was little, she pointed out that I always called her my darling girl—as she certainly was. Then came her two sisters and, eventually, her first two cousins: my five darling girls. And now along comes Teddy…

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Sigh…

I’ve sworn off surprising friends and family with portraits, though I continue to paint them. If you follow my blog, you may remember that I had egg on my face last Thanksgiving, when I thought I was surprising my son and daughter-in-law with the gift of a painting of her with her new baby girl, Mila—except I had painted Mila’s sister Lasa instead, mistakenly thinking it was Mila Gunny was holding in the photograph. So now, here is our fifth granddaughter, Mila Grey, in her mother’s arms, full of sweetness and light, giving us everything that money can’t buy. Sigh…

Best Friends Forever

Carole

Carole

Today Carole Goldberger, one of my oldest and dearest friends, celebrates her birthday. I painted her pop portrait before I had a website or wrote a blog, so I thought I’d share it on this birthday, to remind her that I’ll always see her as the golden girl I first got to know in Acapulco, no matter how many years have passed (and I’m not telling). Happy birthday, my sister…