This was one of my most enjoyable pieces.
Larry Sloan, a fellow artist friend of mine, gave me this old guitar a few years ago. Immediately, I envisioned a man playing his guitar. I then began to paint this piece on it.
When I revisited this piece, memories of my childhood watching in amazement my dad strumming this very instrument and singing came to mind. His passion for music spills over into the lives of everyone he meets.
Recently, I stood in amazement watching him as he serenaded the crowd with guitar in hand after being brutally attacked with a hammer months ago. I was not only overtaken by the sweet sounds of his voice and guitar, but his greater passion for life. A constant reminder to never waste one precious moment of time and that there is a God.
My Dad's favorite quote:
"Yesterday is history. The future is a mystery. Today is a gift, which is a Present. The 'Present' is Now."