Portrait of Amanda Deal
Amanda is a friend and my massage therapist. Few people have inflicted more physical pain on me than Amanda. The hours I've spent on her table have been the longest of my life. But I've gone multiple times so I must have an unexplored masochistic streak
She sat for one my first portraits. My technique was rapidly changing at this point but I think it was around this time that I realized I could create a portrait that wasn't immediately offensive to the subject.