“This art (‘Flying to Heaven’) is the eighth illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”
NOTE: There are several more oil paintings featured in the book that do not have videos:
- The boy’s karate class attire and backpack
- His shoes
- Profile of the boy as preteen and teen
- Portrait of the boy’s grandparents on the wall
Items 2-3 were done on scrap flatboard. Item 4 was a previous painting for a gallery exhibit.