Cactus Hill Art Gallery

Chris: Portrait of the Artist's Daughter


Bob Long painting ChrisChris says: I remember so clearly when I sat for this portrait in 1977. I had never had that experience before, at least not since childhood. I loved watching Dad work. He always had classical music playing. Sometimes we talked, and sometimes not. The way the painting came together was so interesting to me. For example, I remember when he began working on my hair, I could see him using some blue colors. I even commented that it seemed an odd color choice for hair. He smiled and said "Trust me." Of course he knew what he was doing.

This painting hangs in Ed's bedroom, in effect keeping a close eye on him.