9 x 12 graphite pencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. This is a special portrait that I just finished. Sadly Karen past away this past week at the age of 42 after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. I wanted to not only capture the love these two individuals share, I also wanted create something special that celebrated that love.


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Elton Houck 13 Nov 2020

Rick this is a most wonderfully compassionate, and loving masterpiece ...God has surely put this in your heart and guided your hand...it brought tears to my eyes.. May .God continue to Bless you my friend!!!!!

Artist Reply: Oh Elton, thank you so much. YOU have brought tears to my eyes with your beautiful and kind words. Thank you my friend. I thank GOD every day for what HE has put in my heart and for HIM allowing me to spread joy and happiness through my art.

Renata Cavanaugh 10 Nov 2020

Beautiful tribute to a lovely lady gone too soon

Artist Reply: Thank you Renata!! She is such a sweet person and an amazing mom. It was sad to hear she had passed shortly after I finished this. I appreciate your kind words.

Joanie Holliday 09 Nov 2020


Artist Reply: Joanie, thank you!! I appreciate your kind words.