Not one to make New Year's resolutions or get misty about a year passing, I do lately find myself feeling grateful for the last twelve months.
This year was a year for family ... for being reunited with family members not seen for years, for getting to know close family better, and for the welcoming of a new family member.
Although I never paint portraits, I just had to try my hand at capturing my sister Jane holding her new granddaughter Madelyn on Christmas afternoon.
Jane and Madelyn
oil on canvas
16 x 12 x .75