I came across a George Tooker book in the library the other day. I picked it up and was fascinated by his art, more specifically, the mood of his work and the facial expressions of his characters. His work is not like mine (soft tones, stocky people, bizarre facial structures, haunting compositions, etc.) but I’m drawn to it nonetheless. This is a portrait of him based off of a photograph. I loved his t-shirt and shorts combination, his expression and the cigarette. He looks a lot like the people he paints, but I guess that’s pretty common with artists, no?