Lake/Flato, San Antonio
I had searched the 75 faces in the mural for my niece, another Malou Flato, in vain. It was easy to paint her mother, father, and sister, Hannah, as I know their faces so well. I called Malou and asked her to come down for help with her portrait. I thought it would improve the mural to put her next to her black dog. It is hard to make a fresh adjustment so I had to add a patch of clean japanese paper. At the same time I realized I could ruin the design of the mural if I made any more adjustments.