Friday, October 3, 2008
Author Norman Maclean for WSJ
This was commissioned by Wall Street Journal, Books section- a portrait of author Norman Maclean, who is probably best known for his book 'A River Runs Through It'. I feel honored, as this particular book was a family favorite, and my grandfather was an avid fly fisherman. I was asked to do a portrait with an organic edge, and decided to work in the river/fishing element. Because it is a small piece, the larger face was chosen. I adjusted the final to make his expression to be more open- it felt too severe in the sketch.