A day late, but I wanted to try a painting of Martin Luther King, Jr. I got the photo from the Internet (a wonderful thing, the Internet). I had to extrapolate the right side of the face somewhat because he had his hands under his chin in the photo. I liked working with the different values that the black and white photo of an African-American provided - so different from all of the pale faces of my relatives. The stark lighting of the photo also appealed to me - I really like the drama.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.