Dear Old George

Happy President’s Day 2014

Heni's Happy Paintings

Portrait of George Washington acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval Portrait of George Washington acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

I think some of my best paintings have been the one’s when I paint with love in my heart.  I painted George Washington’sPortrait in memory of my Mom.   It was fun to paint while thinking about her.  Mom was very patriotic;  she loved American history and early American antiques.  I have many childhood memories of our family driving out to the small towns that dotted the countryside  and spending what seemed like eternity waiting around at antique shops while my mom shopped.    Our house was filled with antiques that she had picked up over the years.

My twin sister and I were born the day after George Washington’s birthday on February 23rd.  Every year not only did I have to share my birthday with my twin, but also with him. Our birthday party themes always centered around George…

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