When they brought Emma to me to take the photos, my heart melted. She is a veteran girl with the softest eyes and the most amazing ears. We took a ton of photos of her and it really was a hard decision to determine which photo best represented Emma.
The painting was done a few months ago, but the family allowed me to hang on to it until the ISCA National Specialty so I could have it there on display.
If you'll be at the National - and want to see the painting in person - please come by my art booth!
Thank you to Emma's family for choosing me to paint her portrait and thank you to Ruby's family for suggesting it to them!!