I waited for years to complete this painting. This canvas originally contained a barely there, 20-minute sketch
of two models (a couple) posing together -- a rare occasion that pushed me to try to capture more than I would normally attempt on a
canvas of this size in such a short time. A year or two later, I painted Kristen (over the original male figure) with her robe gently falling around her.
I loved the dramatic backlighting on her form. For about two years, I think, I had this canvas sitting around my studio,
waiting for an idea of what to put into the right side. The original sketch of the bald woman looking away as she reclined
grew on me. I liked the diagonal movement across the rectangular canvas and the turn of her head away from the
center of the frame. So, I hired Eric to sit in a position similar to the original female figure.
I am intrigued by the many stories that spark my imagination because of this rather mysterious lack of interaction
between these two figures. And I loved glazing the drapery on the feminine form.
The image at the left was taken during the exhibit Michelangelo or Bust! at a private home in Lakeway, Texas, on May 6, 2004.
(Note the sculpture of Eric is presented below the painting.)
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