Today is a day to remember those serving in the military who gave their all for our freedom.
Memorial Day -- a day of honor, gratitude, reflection.
My father was a career officer in the Air Force: Staff Judge Advocate-- rising to the rank of Full Colonel. He was asked to become General- but declined and chose retirement instead.
I grew up in the military -- so I have a profound respect and admiration for what the armed forces stand for.
My father was my hero: Colonel Samuel Filson Carter.
Tulips for Emily sold yesterday. It is a bitter sweet painting-- because of it's inception. The beautiful tulips are glorious... colorful and glowing in the sun.
I painted them as a tribute to my neighbor's daughter -- Emily -- who was tragically taken from us a year ago.
Thankfully -- the painting will end up with Emily's family as a tribute and honor for their daughter.
We will always remember Emily!
Tulips for Emily
30" h x 22 " w each panel