My wife and youngest son are visiting the Jersey Shore and I miss them, so yesterday I took up Millie Talking to Her Friends. The Millie in the painting is my wife’s grandmother. Millie has been in-hand for some time but I’ve had just 3-4 sessions with it. After working on Millie and several other paintings, such as the one in the background of this photo–Phone Call on Main Street, I called my wife to wish her happy birthday.
I was hoping to finish Millie yesterday but it slipped to this morning. I am happy with this painting. I kept things simple.
As I was working on the painting today, I realized that I had forgotten to wish my wife happy birthday during our phone call. [shakes head]
Happy birthday, Kate. I love and miss you.