When in Rome was done under the tutelage of Chris Lonegan, the one who taught me that Time, Place, and Concept can merge and mutate in one painting. This model sat on Chris's farm in Monkton, MD in his red shorts with a fake sword, as seen in the painting. And I thought, "This is a silly thing to paint. It's an almost nude male that doesn't belong anywhere. So I gave him a place and a persona. The place is Italy's past, and he is past and present, alive and not. At least, it's more interesting.
It's painted on canvas textured paper, matted and framed under glass.