This was a voluntary portrait of a friend. The picture was taken the first day we met and he was sporting one of his wife’s hand-made alpaca hats. He looked so frail and yet his personality was so colorful, that I just had to try to capture that in this watercolor / colored pencil sketch.
This was my original piece created for my senior show at College of the Ozarks. It consists of a tromp l’oeil portrait in a real truck-door frame. I painted it white to blend in with the wall, but the new owners who bought it had it painted dark brown to match the decor. It is a permanent decoration at Country Living Assisted Living in Mountain Grove.