The question I get asked the most (in regards to a painting) is who is that? Which I've always found kind of puzzling. Statistically speaking, you probably don't know all the people I know. But I get it. We as humans seek a connection. We want to know. We want to know their name and their story and the names of the people they knew and where they were born and who their parents were and where they grew up and what was the name of their first dog. Well, maybe not all that. But maybe it's as simple as we want to know them. Because a picture of someone we know is better than a stranger, right?
So this is Julia. We've known each other for a couple of decades now. And whenever we get together we can talk like no time has passed, even if it's been months. And Julia has this ability to remember just about every embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me. Because she finds them hilarious. And whenever we're together she likes to remind me. Like, remember at that wedding when that guy sat on you? Or remember that time it was really icy and I looked over again and you were just gone? Or that time my mom asked if you had been at the house because all the orange juice was gone? So we laugh at things that probably only we think are funny. Which is sort of the best part.
Watercolor, 16" x 20"