Sometimes, being in the shadow of your father is a good thing. The Emus are up and about, and dad is watching over his babes with a proud papa eye. However, it is hot in Australia, and sometimes the only available shade for emus on the move is good old dad. I started this yesterday, and completed it today so I'm a happy camper. I originally conceived of the idea with just the Emu chicks and the Dad's legs, but 3/4 of the way through the painting I felt it lacked intimacy, and personality, so I added dear old dad's head and neck. I have to go iron my husbands shirts, so he looks all pressed and tidy. Hope you enjoy the painting! I dreamed another up, and I will try to get to it before the paint goes bad. I bought some pears I want to paint also, plus some of my garden photographs of Iris and nasturtiums are calling me. Plus I need to finish more fish for the Underwater Scene for http://www.jellybeanstock.com/ I'm getting tired just thinking about all the work that needs to be done. Keep working fellow artist, write, and share what you've been doing. Lee, thank you for all your kind words and support.