A long time ago I went to an auction. The first auction I had ever been to. I was an estate sale so had a wide variety of items. The one item I bid on, and won, was an old wood box. I did realize until I picked it up that it had something in it. To my surprise, it was full of oil paint, linseed oil, brushes, etc.
I feel certain that God was giving me direction that day.
I brought it home and left it for a while, then one day, when the time was right I got it out. I found a piece of wall panelling in the workshop and used it as my canvas.
I found a photo of my son napping in a sunspot on the sofa. I loved the shadows, the subject and the feeling of contentment that photo gave me, so it became my subject.
To this day it's my favourite painting. I still love the shadows, the subject and the contentment I get from it.