Artwork / Archives / 2003 / Don McEwen

commissioned portrait of Don McEwen, Portland, Oregon
Gwenn Seemel
Don McEwen
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

I created this portrait without ever meeting the subject, something that I’ve only done a few times in my career and only when the subject is deceased, as was the case here. Another posthumous portrait I painted was this one of my cousin, but, in that case, I knew the subject and I worked from a photo which I had taken of him myself.