This is a painting that was born in 1997! A great master reproduction of a Norman Rockwell original titled, "The Locker Room". I revisited this painting this winter after years of ignoring it in my parents attic. I avoided it. It was a beast. I was afraid of it. I looked at Rockwell's extreme photographic detail and knew I couldn't even come close. To take it on again meant I had to face my inadequacies as an artist. In doing that I learned I am no Rockwell! I tried to bring the canvas to a "finished" stage. A stage that I could live with...The finished stage taught me that there is value in finishing what you start to your very best effort. I can live with that.