As you can see, the painting process is awkward. I have only done one portrait in my life and I have facial amnesia, so I cannot conjure up a single face, even my own or loved ones'. This is, as best as I can describe it, a channeling process. I let my hand determine the features and it developed into someone extraordinary. I named him Adahy (Cherokee for Man of the Woods).
It was critical for me to show his camouflage abilities.
I stopped at this point to let me have some time with the face. I hung him up in my bedroom beside a huge fern which seems to show, well, his ability to blend -
In the future, when I make adjustments in him and feel he's complete, I will share -