This portrait of Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke was painted for the cover of the Philadelphia City Paper. We went back and forth a bit on whether or not to include the halo behind him. We started without it, added it in, and then after I submitted the final with the halo, word came back that we needed to take it out. I preferred it with the halo, but check out the cover below without it.
This one was a lot of fun. Check out more portraits on my portrait page.