People sometimes ask me how many half-hour portraits I’ve painted. And I have known for a while that I should be keeping track. But when I started, I didn’t foresee how much I would love painting them, or how they would take off. And record-keeping has never been my strong suit. So, after a pretty un-scientific count, I estimate the number to be somewhere between 203 and 228. (This is just humans—dogs and cats get counted (or not) separately.) Let’s err on the low side and call this half-hour portrait number 203. And I will keep track from now on. I hope.