Countless words have been written by mankind about that mysterious and romantic satellite that lights our night world. Some of its mysteries were unlocked 50 years ago today, when mankind took a giant leap on its surface. Still it shows up like a wise old friend, faithfully beautifying our night world, and giving us a chance to briefly pause our hectic lives and relax under its comforting glow. I painted this after a midnight visit to the beach.
Here’s another portrait sketch that I later turned into a watercolor. Our model that day is a radio personality and also has a business impersonating Mark Twain.