Back in 1985, I was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to create a watercolor portrait of Eurythmics – Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Their fifth studio album, “Be Yourself Tonight,” was released that year to great reviews and popularity. I loved the album myself…I’m sure I wore the grooves out listening to it over and over again. (And of course, I owned a cassette version for my car too.)
Around this time, I had just started to take on commissions outside my local Los Angeles area. Obviously, this was way before we had computers that could scan our original drawings, and overnight delivery by Federal Express was relatively new and made some clients with inflexible deadlines pretty nervous. As it happens, Rolling Stone had quite a bit of lead time for this project, and being such a huge fan – I was thrilled to take it on!