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Nan_2001

Nan_2001

My first-ever foray into oil painting, I painted this portrait of my nan as a gift to my pop (several months after my nan passed away in 2001). My pop had spent his retired years painting canvases for all of my extended family (and there's loads of us), but no one had ever painted a picture for him in return. When I presented this canvas to my pop on his birthday (this photo was taken prior to framing), it not only brought tears to his eyes, it brought tears to the eyes of everyone at the entire party. A very bittersweet moment that I'll never forget...

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