This was quite an honor for me, and it made me think. What does the sky look like to a man who is caught between two skies, two horizons? We talked about this a bit,and he said he wanted it to be bright. Bright, with lots of colors -- he kept coming back to that. I told him, "I know just what you mean." And I painted the scene above. "Whoa," said Fitzie, "that's bright !" He liked it, but he had bad news -- he had given me the wrong measurements, and it was a bit too large. "No problem" I assured him, and I cut off a section at the top. Now I have a piece of 'Fitzie Sky.'   I asked him to pose with the painting so that I would have a picture of him resting under his new sky, and so he sat next to the painting. Then I took this photo:
This photo merged Fitzie with the sky and was the perfect end to my work.