Oil on gessoboard
As I mentioned in the previous post, we recently attended a family reunion in Minnesota -- this is the other painting I did for the swap meet.
I painted this at my sister's in Minnesota, just a few days before the reunion.
She took this photo last November; my (then) 92-year-old Grandpa Raphael and 86-year-old Grandma Linda peeling potatoes together for Thanksgiving dinner.
We celebrated Raphael and Linda's 70th anniversary during the reunion, and they will be the first to humbly confess that the blessings of years, love and family are thanks to God alone.
I am blessed by their example, and that of all the other faithful Ahos, Tumbergs, Paananens and Fiskaris that came before me. :)