about-12

A special promotion by the Nabisco Company produced a commission for me to do a painting of Roger Staubach. The occasion pictured here was a luncheon on a big aircraft carrier docked in New York City. Often, when I paint, I don’t have access to the athlete I’m painting. I rely on appropriate sources for accurate information regarding color of eyes, color of hair, etc. With a smile Mr. Staubach turned to me while this picture was being taken and said, “You got my eyes wrong.” I replied, “No, I believe they’re in the right place.” Needless to say, I was highly embarrassed.