This pen and ink drawing was the first piece
that I completed upon moving to Austin in 1971, just a year
after leaving Vietnam and the Army. I actually saw something
quite similar to this on one of my first trips to Lake Travis;
the clouds were mightily torqued after the passage of a storm.
They covered the entire sky except for a hole that rapidly
opened to the west, revealing the setting sun. It is, of course
an image of Jesus formed by cloud patterns, sunlight and reflections.
It is one of my earliest pieces, and one truly inspired. Pen
and ink was a medium that I had used since childhood, and
this is one of the best of such pieces; and one of the very
first employing stippling as shading technique. It greys all
above the waterline, while traditional crosshatching values
the water. The image measures some 20” in diameter.