I am VERY lucky to be working on a series of commissions for the hospital my grandpa had open heart surgery in a couple of years ago. These paintings will be hung on the exact sample floor where we waited out of the ICU to hear that he was going to be ok. The point of the artwork is to bring some comfort and distraction to families who are faced with pacing up and down the hallways, waiting.
I know working on these will be very nice because I will have lots of painting hours think about how this experience shifted the relationships in my family (it brought us closer).
His recovery was longer than expected, over a month. Our family visited every day, I even got to shave him a couple times. I have tried incorporating this idea into one of my sketches :)