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“Sometimes I will get an idea for a painting and it turns into something else once my models are posing,” artist Morgan Weistling says of ‘Pocket Watch.’ “This painting was originally going to be titled ‘Tea for Grandpa’ and my daughter Brittany was suppose to be handing her Grandpa a cup of tea. Well, Grandpa had a shiny pocket watch and Brittany had never seen one before. During a break in the studio, this scene took place and it rang with the sweet innocence of a curious child. I like to strive for truthfulness such as this in my paintings. That’s when I connect to the painting and my hope is that it will reach the viewer, too.” It is this “striving for truthfulness” in the craft of painting and narrative that touches the viewer’s heart and sets Weistling’s work apart from others.