This is the soundtrack for that portrait of Clara and Luke I just posted, Maggie Reilly / Mike Oldfield’s “Foreign Affair”. (often a song happens to play while i’m drawing and then comes to inspire a large part of that work).
To my friends Clara and Luke,
I made you a portrait with “traditional” costume and insignia elements - for instance, the winged wheel is on the seals of both Edmonton and San Diego. While the purse is only semi-traditional for Clara’s Russian-Jewish ensemble, seeing as she just inadvertently began that designer bag collection, I figured it was a fitting inclusion.
Also your dog.
And an orange grove.
[ ps. I might have left a cigarette butt or two on your patio (on a ledge of the exterior chimney). Sorry, how tacky right? ]