Lars is a blogger pal who lives and paints in Germany. His portraits are grand in scale and can be seen in museum and gallery exhibitions all over Germany. He recently decided to begin a project consisting of a series of portraits of fellow artists from around the world. Lars wrote me, explaining his plan and asking if I would consider being his first subject.
As you might expect, I was honored to be invited to be a part of his series. Lars said he wanted to paint me in the jacket and cap I'd worn in a self-portrait he'd seen on my blog, so I suited-up in the requested attire, took a couple of photos and sent them to him.
Lars told me it would be about a month till the painting would be completed and precisely on schedule, an email arrived yesterday with an image of the portrait attached. What a kick to see yourself painted by such a talented artist! I immediately wrote to Lars, thanking him and heaping praise on his fine effort, considering the difficult subject he'd chosen! I also asked him for permission to post his painting on this blog. He was most gracious in approving my request, so now, here is Lars Käker's portrait of yours truly.
If you would like to see more of Lars' work, visit his blog, portraits2null.blogspot.com. It's on my blog list, too. Have a good day.