"The actual portrait is so much more powerful than the picture you sent! I feel as though I could reach out and touch him. It gives me great joy and many tears, as I'm sure you know. Seeing him so alive and beautiful and BIG, is just overwhelming sometimes, but wonderful, too. I'm sure there will come a day when I can see him and feel only gratitude and joy. Not there yet. But I think your portrait will help me get there. The colors, the light on his hair - I can feel his soft ears and top knot and his curly neck. It's funny, the picture you used was a winter photo, with cool blues and greens, but putting him on the tan paper, makes it look so warm. Like a perfect summer day on Lone Ranch beach."