Roy Romanow, Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan
oil on Belgian linen, 50 x 40"
On June 14, 2019, I attended the unveiling of my recent portrait commission. Roy Romanow was a delight to paint. Here we are, blocking the view, moments after the unveiling:
And here is Chancellor Romanow with the small sketch I painted before I made the larger version:
Behind the chancellor, in the portrait, is a wall of Tyndall Stone, which is used throughout the University of Saskatchewan campus. I love the soft contrast between the limestone base and the fossils that appear throughout it. It makes quite a characteristic backdrop for my subject.