|Norbert “Bud” Schaefer was one of the most self effacing kind gentlemen that I
have ever painted! It was a miracle that his lovely wife Carolyn ever convinced
him to agree to this project.
We started slowly doing a couple of oil sketches in their home at Wailea. He became
more accustomed to me staring at him intently and so he agreed to come to the studio.
Over the weeks we become great friends and had fun hanging out together during breaks
in the many sittings.
Bud and Carolyn were greatly pleased with the painting. It hung over a fireplace
in their Indiana home.