|art-post.net||Richard and Pat Nixon <> pencil on paper|
on paper. I wasn't drawing then-President Nixon and his wife.
The composition came out of my hand without looking at anything. The
likeness is striking but not flattering. I was discussing love
where each partner is fiercely loyal and looking out for the other.
The man is central and larger. The woman is more cautious and
positioned to see better.
The piece is discolored from uneven exposure to light. Aside from yellowing, there is a band of discoloration across the top starting on the woman's forehead. This band did not yield to photoshop, but the images here are better than original. The picture was framed so there is color difference around the perimeter. The picture has not been converted to black-and-white. The patina is fairly represented.