We had a challenging relationship most of my life but in the last few years of his life there was a softening in both of us and we started to really enjoy each other. It's funny that I can feel so connected to him now when I spent so many years pushing that connection away in our relationship . I see now that he and I had so many similarities that I didn't want to see before.
This painting was such a rich journey but what stands out to me about it most was when I was painting his heart I felt how much he truly loved my mother. He always had such a great respect and desire to protect her. I am grateful that I got to witness that all those years.
Happy Father's Day Randy! Thanks for being my step father.