Defenseman (1996)

Image We had just started using gauche and this was my first study with it. I like this type of paint. This study was inspired by a hockey advert, which unfortunately I can't find now. It featured Gretzky and some other well-known players, and then this guy, a defenseman, "a grunt" as the text went ... someone who is elemental yet not as recognized or celebrated. I readily paid tribute.