John Paul Thornton's Art Blog
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Portrait of Aja Danille Johnson
Portrait of Aja Danielle Johnson, by John Paul Thornton
As I continue to paint portraits of America's missing children, I was asked to paint a portrait of Aja Danielle Johnson. She was born January 5th, 2003, reported as missing January 2010.
After I began her painting, she was found deceased.
I could not bear to put her painting aside. Finishing it was one of the most emotional experiences I have had. My heart goes out to her family, and to all of us.
John Paul Thornton