A big thank you to my reader Patrick who commissioned me to do a portrait of an important person in his life for an important person in his life. Hugh Metzler was an actor with the Quannapowitt Players, Inc. community theater in Reading, MA. From the company's website:
It is with a heavy heart that we must pass along some sad news. Hugh Metzler, a long time life member of QP and fixture both on and off-stage, passed away on August 14, 2012. His presence will be sorely missed. He will always be remembered for his many performances on stage, as well as his generosity and friendship off.
Patrick asked me to create a portrait for Hugh's wife which wouldn't be just a straightforward painting, but would like it to have some background detail that spoke to Hugh' love of acting. So I used pencil, pen, and ink and placed the theater's logo in the lower corner.
Happy to report this protrait was well-recieved. Patrick also purchased this original acrylic on paper painting from me last year.
Thank you so very much Patrick for including in this lovely and thoughtful project.