8″x10″ acrylic on cardboard, 2012. I have a couple of exhibits to stock this summer, so I’m taking a break from commissions to paint some classic toys. I was seven in 1977, so you know I was IMMERSED in Star Wars mania! I often wore my hair in side-buns and played Pin The Blaster on Luke at my birthday party that year. These Luke and Leia action figures were some of my most-played-with toys in those days. I’ve selectively depicted wear-and-tear in this portrait: Luke’s light saber is shown in it’s broken-off state, but I’ve “photoshopped” my cat’s bite marks off of Leia’s face!