Sultry Confidence


He is in business. She never had luxuries but now she does. Taking to the wind and sailing in the breeze.

The couple looked fabulously exotic in the 1964 black and white. I’m sure my friend’s parents would not have imaged themselves to be so or that decades later their pose would be transformed into a painting titled Miami!  My first impression was of a ship. It was the streamlined railing they clutched and the wide stretched windows behind. Although it was the Dunes hotel in Las Vegas I couldn’t shake the idea of a luxury liner setting sail out of an aqua infused Miami. As I drew, the figures emerged with the sultry confidence of rags to riches, he head on into the wind and her riding the wake.