I meet the loveliest people doing what I do and believe every person I meet touches me in some way. A woman who had purchased three paintings during the past 6 years called me this summer and told me an amazing story. She then said “And who better to ask my request, than the best artist I know.” I took on the request of doing a semi nude portrait of her. It was wonderful and a challenge to get out of my wilderness head and into someone else. Though I will not display the private commission, a beginning study to get me in her mood is shown here. Freedom, fright and form created a wonderful piece and one that was loved instantly.