"These Three" (portrait of Danielle, Jean Claude,and Herve Mommeja-Marin)
"But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."
I Corinthians 13:13


I began this portrait (of Herve, his mother Danielle, and his father, Jean Claude) a few months ago, and I finished it this afternoon. It's been hanging around my studio for two months, while I wondered what direction I would move it towards.....
Jean Claude died, all too young (73 or so, at most?...) and quite unexpectedly, just after this past Christmas.
If you're the sort to raise a toast or ask for a mass to be said....well?..., please do either or both (I have) in Jean Claude Mommeja-Marin's name.
Just for the record?...he was a fine teacher for all of his life, and he's greatly missed in many ways and by many folks..
I'll be sending this painting to Danielle.