Jason Bishop (husband of my college roommate) passed away this morning after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 40 years old. I painted his portrait two days ago (see blog post "Coming Home" ) from a photo his wife had on her facebook page. There is another part of the photo I didn't paint that day, because I wanted the focus to be on Jason. Today, I painted the other part of the picture, his two beautiful young sons, Jacob and Joel. They too are looking up, perhaps thinking about the wonders ahead for their beloved father. Now, the focus should be on them, and Michaele, as they grieve. A friend posted on Jason's portrait, he said death should not be feared, and in Jasons case, perhaps he is just scouting ahead for his boys. I like that thought.