Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Watercolor Portrait

I never got to really know my father-in-law, since he was already over 90 years old and in a nursing home when my husband and I got married.  But my husband told me so many beautiful stories of his memories of his father that I started to feel like I knew him.  He had been a cabinet member of Chiang Kai Shek back in China, but came to America when the wars started.  Once here, he became a divinity student and minister, finally also being a professor at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  He was beloved by students, faculty, and everyone else who met him.  In this portrait, I tried to capture the kind gentleness of his personality.

"Reverend Lit-Sen Chang"
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico Soft Press 11 x 14

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