I went to First Thursday for the Fay Jones show, as always, I find her images to be intriguing, color intelligent, compositionally intent, and very importantly- they make me want to paint! It's affirming to see art being appreciated... and selling.
This is the final version of the painting I did in 2010 of Bob and Fay Jones at home with their pup Polo. I have been on a Fay Jones theme on facebook for three days due to her new show opening at Grover Thurston Gallery downtown Seattle. While chatting at the opening, Fay remarked that the portrait I did of them captured her when she was still sporting her trademark auburn hair. Now her hair is nearly as white as Polo's.
It was an honor to be able to portray them with their beloved Polo, whom Fay calls "a sweetheart of a dog".