A beautiful early portrait of Kay. This painting was started in Italy where I was on a scholarship with the University of Georgia. Kay was a student and she agreed to sit for me. It didn’t get any further than the ochre sketch but I could never paint over that. So, several years later I was able to devote some time to it. Using the underdrawing as my springboard I continued with the work. The rest was entirely made up. Eventually it was purchased by a collector who is also a friend.