(12 k), large version (108k)
Seen in Society of Illustrators Annual #39
Jacket art for "Past Forgiving" by Gloria D. Miklowitz
Client: Simon and
Watercolor on paper
This painting has had an amazing life of it's own and is one of the most popular pieces in my portfolio. Years later, it continues to elicit responses, from women in particular. (?!?)
Most amusing to me is that the model is a genuinely pious friend of mine, and truly one of the nicest guys you're ever likely to meet. I don't know what happened to him here.
The painting is also one of the most harried I've ever done. I had to do it overnight,...the drawing was done on top of a washing machine at the laundromat, and the total painting was done in about four hours. Looking back, I still can't believe that.