When I begin sketching on my pad or starting a painting at my easel, it begins with a prayer.   If it is for a gallery, I choose my favorite music and begin my work. From the very first brush stroke I know this painting will call to the heart of someone that sees it.  It is with certainty and love I paint forward knowing it will find it's home.  When I am doing a commissioned painting, the music is the music choice of the collector. I want that person or that family to know the heart of the piece I am creating for them.   I love it when they share a picture of the painting hanging in place so I see it in it's new home.  Watch for more as I paint forward with my heart.