This started out as a picture of my sister that was taken in France during our latest trip to France. But as the painting progressed, I realized it looked more like my mom (my sister looks so much like my mom.) It was amazing to me, she sort of spilled out on the page, like she was waiting for me to find her. It was very emotional for me, as my mom passed away in 1995. I think this is the first time I had such an emotional reaction to one of my own paintings. I painted this in 10 minutes.