Feeling the need to return to a full size photo-realistic piece similar to “Faith”, I began work on “Evy”. I loved the image from the first time I saw it and it had been sitting on the back burner for some time. Once I got started on the checkered jacket, however, I discovered that this piece was indeed going to be “work”. The work that was entailed in the jacket & dress shirt that I hadn’t previously considered, resulted in a two month long project for completion. Once completed, I was happy I stuck it out and learned a little Hawkeye history in the process. The older gentleman portrayed in the background is Team Dr. Shorty Paul, who was also the inventor of Bufferin and Rolaids.
The the matting is made using the “Old Gold”, reminiscent of the Forest Evashevski era.