Merv and I are at it again. My hooman girl is all wrapped up in some Hairy Potty book this weekend (she's a geek), so we have been left to our own devices for entertainment. Merv has been on my back about posing for him for a portrait (he works in oils and watercolors), and this weekend was as good as any.
Merv does not like to be distracted while in the throes of his creative process. Here is a rare photo I snapped of him in his studio. (I have no idea where he got that moustache).
The likeness between him and Salvador Dali is frightening!
He has done several pieces based on my one sitting. He is very proud of this particular rendering of my countenance. It is a nod to his impressionist leanings. (It's an original - see his signature in the corner)?
He has a couple of others that are more Modernist renditions. (He was at his easel for hours while I sat naked, cold, and unmoving in his studio). Maybe he'll let me share those with you at another time.