I read an article which was adapted from Mark Kriegel’s book The Good Son, about Ray Mancini and his tragic fight with Duk-koo Kim. The sorrow and ultimate absolution in the story were characteristics I wanted to communicate in paint. I also wanted to experiment with color, to move toward some of the beautifully muted colors I saw in Old Master paintings at the Louvre. Here are my attempts. The Ray Mancini painting has been worked on longer. I have only begun the Kim painting.