Stu, Great story or picture, lovely color range, contrast and mellow. What medium are you using? Have a blessed day.
Artist Reply: Hey Jerry, I did this ages ago now. It was entirely digital using a custom canvas I had created and Painter's Acrylic brush tools in conjunction with my Wacom Graphics tablet. It took ages to do, but I liked the challenge of the brief which called for a limited palette (and a soppy subject!). Thanks for your blessings, wasted on me, but I'll take whatever I'm given!