oil on canvas,
40 X 54 in.
After returning from traveling to Fiji and Australia in late 1986, I came back home to stay with my parents for about 4 months. During that time I was using my mother's art studio to paint. My father asked me to do a portrait of him and my mother - I think he was thinking something cute like the famous painting,"American Gothic". I did this painting and the next one, The Den. I wasn't trying to exactly portray them, I was just having fun with the idea. After he saw the two paintings, he was not so happy in the least, and told me to see a shrink. My mother, on the other hand, loved them!