Struck a cord. So sweet, tender, and oozing with a heartwrenching sadness that brings tears. I'm not sure if it's only the power of the image or the place I am in life at this time, but that's what art is all about when it touches your emotions. Great job, Rick. I'm a fan of your work.
Artist Reply: Rudolph, thank you so much! I hope you are well. Life definitely has it's ups and downs, art is away for me to deal with those ups and downs. My focus in my work is not only light and shadow but emotions, whether it be my subjects or my own - I do try to make some sort of connection with those view my work. I truly appreciate your kind words.