There's such a great story that goes with this painting, but I think I'll need to wait until I deliver it to the wonderful fellow who commissioned it ...in Ireland... to tell you more. I'm giving myself the gift of 12 days in Ireland this June, where I'll take a week's workshop with Robert Liberace. I'll be flying in and out of Dublin, where the man who commissioned this painting lives, so I'll get to hand it to him personally rather than shipping it. He gave me a photocopy of a newspaper clipping from 1961 when this girl was 17. I'm to paint her with hazel eyes, brown hair, blue and white necklace and blue outfit. Since there's no outfit in the photo, and 1961 leads me to think of Jackie Kennedy, I thought I'd put her in a boxy little double-breasted jacket. I think the necklace will have to hang lower. Anyway, this is as much as I was able to get painted in the two hours I got to paint at the end of my day at the gallery today. I see many corrections to make, but thought it was a good start. Three of my framed paintings sold today! Two landscapes- the pastel, "The Perfect Lemon" and the oil, "Italian Door." And my oil still life, "Tea With Sugar And Lemon. " The still life is going to Australia to hang with the buyer can look at it while she has her tea. Ah. The landscapes are going to Atlanta to be enjoyed by a neat couple I spent a nice while talking with this morning. I'm happy today.