October 25th,2015

CMSA; NOTES FROM LOST ANGELES; I'm working on a very unusual portrait commission...i was commissioned to paint my patrons' wife (whom i have never met, from photos he took), in ANY WAY I WANT!!!the commissioner said" i like your work, i'll like whatever you do, so do whatever you want" that was an amazing approach, usually the people that commission me have very rigid parameters that are more about their aesthetic than mine....I hope my patron will be honored by his own presence in the painting as the "Diamond Crested Scott-bird"....look i even put teensy little glasses on him....if you recognize him, don't tell, it's a surprise! i think i was inspired by the old religious paintings that included the patron off to the side, and smaller