I recently had my friend from back home visit me here in Giverny. He stayed with me for a few days and he sat for a portrait also. Obviously I love painting in gardens and landscapes en plein air, but I really enjoy portraiture and it felt great to paint this one.
I also had a fun experience on Friday morning because I was in the garden painting and I saw a camera crew walking around. I was painting when a cameraman came up to me and asked if he could film me painting; he also asked if I wanted to be interviewed by their correspondent. I said I'd love to and was interviewed for a segment that will be airing this summer on the Today Show. They asked about my experience here in Giverny and what it's like to paint in Monet's garden. I'll post something once I know the air date so anyone interested can catch it on TV!