I enjoy going to estate sales. It is a chance to have a look into someone else's life and imagine who they were and what they were like. To see a part of their history, a time capsule of sorts, just by viewing their belongings. I feel that way about this painting. I wish I could personally thank Pete and the person who took this photo. The rich details exposed here are rare and so interesting. Once again, I am experiencing the privilege of painting objects (and a portrait) that have captured my attention and enriched my life.