This is one of those painting, for me, that falls together moment by moment without any planning and at the end of my relationship with it, it stands alone with a specific statement of emotion. I had a stretcher bar 30″ x 24″, I had green paint that needed to be used. The model was a skinny older man and as he took various poses, they arranged themselves into a conversational circle on the canvas. Each pose was maybe 20 minutes long. I captured as much as I could. He held a staff in the final pose. What did it mean. It seemed biblical. Maybe the stance a warrior might take, or the feeling of sorrow after a battle. Yes, I feel what he’s feeling when I look at the world news, the local news, the political news and the ignorant statements of politicians. Get it right for once!