My Uncle Jerry was looking up at the television as I was drawing this portrait. He was very engrossed with the A&E show about tuna fishermen. It seemed to be interesting, but I forget how much he enjoys fishing. It does make me think of my late grandfather, his brother, who also loved to fish.
I love the gray half tone on his face. I also think the likeness is right on. I am a little unhappy with the blue shirt; it looks fine but not as interesting as I wanted. I had to rush the shirt a little. The sun was setting over his outdoor patio, I was losing the sunlight to draw by, so I rushed. I regret it.
~ Gail Lumet Buckley