nikolai patrushev


The top photo was the basis of one of my early paintings I did back in 2001–there wasn’t a whole lot of photos with all three of the people I wanted in the painting. Here is the preliminary sketch. (I need to hunt for the photo somewhere ein my archives.)

I could never get Patrushev right. Just not enough good quality photos around at that time.

I gave the painting away as a farewell gift to a Russian diplomat. We haven’t talked since, so I have no idea about the whereabouts of the painting. Maybe he left it at the embassy–I don’t know; I’m too embarrassed to ask.