A favorite subject for any grandparent is their grandchildren. I decided to paint the joy of James in his father's boots. It's too bad that we as adults don't appreciate the simple joy of a child.
Because I paint from photographs that I have taken I decided to take a photography class to better hone my skills. As part of the class I'd been taking pictures of this conch shell in various settings around my house. The photo that caught my eye was one I'd taken on a quilt on my bed. I was fascinated by the patterns in the shell against the patterns in the quilt...thus the name.