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Old 09-14-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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Cynthia asked me to post my 9/11 Firefighter painting here also.

I found this portrait particularly difficult to paint. Artistically because there was so little reference available (all of it from very small flash photographs) and emotionally because of how Doug died. (You can read more about him in the link to the CBS News website, below.)

The CBS "Early Show
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Here is the painting, Doug's children, his widow, me and Early Show host Jane Clayson during the news segment they did last fall.
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Old 09-14-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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Michele,

Very sensitive, especially with bad references. That does sound like a lot of pressure!

Not to be off subject or insensitive, but I was curious if the TV spot brought you any more work?
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Not directly, but I think people who later became clients through other sources heard about it.
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Michele,

Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience. Source material is an issue that all who participate in this project will face, and I think you did a great job with the challenges.
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Amazing grace!

My hat goes off to you, Michele!

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