It's 8:00 a.m.
It's eight in the morning and I'm walking the dog. Last time I was up at 8, I don't think I'd gone to bed.
On July 4th, 2006, I embarked on a quest to become the pre-eminent American portrait painter of the 21st century. This blog chronicles that journey. With apologies to Joan Didion, I call it THE YEAR OF MAGICAL PAINTING.