Painting Meris was a continually joyful experience. I’ve only met her twice, but her curious nature and piercing focus stood out to me in that time, and I knew I had to capture that. Between those features and her parents calling her their “little red bird”, I knew I had a concept to work towards in the painting. The Painting Vitality Project is now underway! If you’re unfamiliar with my efforts and/or Meris’ story… see my previous post. Now if only looking at this painting was as enjoyable as being around actual Meris, we’d all be better off!