by Chelsea Boes
Posted 1/26/12, 05:01 pm
I became a painter on an impulse my freshman year of college. My paintings reveal that I have tenacity rather than training.
Recently my mother asked me to paint a portrait of my deceased Norwegian grandfather as a gift for his 94-year-old widow, my grandmother. "She would love it," mom said.
"Yes," I answered, after some hesitation. I thought the task beyond me.