His laughter heals. His jokes will make you think. He makes you feel good about living and about life. His thoughtful gaze rests on everyone and he always listens. It’s not about who you are or what you do in life – but what you believe in and what you’re willing to stand for.

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Yes, Fr. Benny is one of those humble educators who never fails to inspire. To impart a sense of wonder inside the classroom. His anecdotes would leave you with more questions than answers – but it is ok. That’s where the fun begins, in the quest to find answers he makes you ask more questions.


I am catching up on my own lessons. Painting again. Trying to get better. What makes this portrait different? Undertones. It is difficult to put green under a skin tone without making that person look sick. But this one did have a greenish hue in the photo. Shadows are a mix of brown-blue and brown-red. The latter I think makes the person look more alive. I think the only time I used black is to create the gray for the hair. 🙂


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