As I look over the images of my many paintings, I am drawn to some in particular. Painting from a live model can provide the ultimate of human experiences....a true communion with another individual. Robert reminded me of an era gone by, the era of my parents. Great dignity. Work Ethic. A White Shirt and Tie. Years later, Robert's wife Violet called and had saved up enough money to buy the painting. When I delivered it, I was treated to their life experience.....gardens and plantings inside and out, each with a story. In fact, Robert had written a book about his gardening and the trusty spade that he had used throughout the years. When I look at the image today, I realize that I gained so much from the painting (verb) of Robert. Dignity.