The Don is his nickname. Chris is an old friend who inspired me one night as a group of us sat outside his Spanish villa drinking wine and talking nonsense - as you do. It was one of those rare moments where I could clearly see the finished painting, and when I came to do it, it just flowed out of the brushes. He is not at all Don-like really, a kind, caring and generous man but he holds court amongst his friends, has a big personality and this painting is the man as far as I am concerned. Its not dry yet and tricky to photo but I am pleased with myself for not over noodling.
Oil on canvas 24" x 30"