In the late 40's and early 50's I would paint Thanksgiving and Christmas scenes on our living room mirror. But my dad said artists are bums, you are going to school to become an engineer. Well after 50 years of running a manufacturing company, now retired, I am getting back to drawing and painting. I set up a small studio in my house, and when I am not going to the VA pool and gym, I am painting, and I LOVE IT !!! I love to paint large portraits so I can show all the details in ones face. I strive to get the person on canvas to look as close as they do in real life!!!