Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is an artist who has done many paintings and illustrations over the years, but one in particular has caught the attention of the media: a fully nude portrait of his third wife, Sally Humphreys Wood. According to a Daily Mirror report published on May 8, 2014, the painting is up for sale for £200,000 (or $338,560 in U.S. dollars) at Castle Fine Arts in London, as part of the Wood's "Raw Instinct" collection. The painting is titled "Sally" and its dimensions are approximately 4 feet x 5 feet.
Other portrait paintings in the collection are mostly those of the Rolling Stones. Those portraits are selling in the range of £10,000 to £50,000 (or $16,928 to $84,640 in U.S. dollars), according to the Daily Mirror.
The Daily Mirror also reports that there is another nude portrait of Sally "on display in America at Connecticut Benton museum in America entitled 'The Bum.' The live sketch shows his wife from behind lying down and was developed on Ronnie’s iPad using a paintbrush application."
Ronnie (who is 66) and theater producer Sally (who is 36) got married in December 2012, after dating each other for about a year. Prior to getting romantically involved with each other, Ronnie and Sally had been friends for several years.
Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart were best men at the wedding, which was photographed exclusively for Hello! magazine. The other members of the Rolling Stones did not attend the wedding.
Wood's previous two marriages ended in divorce. He was married to first wife Krissy Findlay (a model) from 1971 to 1978. Krissy died of a suspected Valium overdose in 2005. While Ronnie was still married to Krissy, he began an affair with model Jo Howard (also known as Jo Karslake) in 1977. Ronnie and Jo got married in 1985 and separated in 2008. Jo filed for divorce in 2009, and the divorce became final in 2011.
Ronnie and Jo have two biological kids together: Leah (born in 1978) and Tyrone (born in 1984). Ronnie's eldest child, Jesse (who was born in 1977), is from his first marriage. Jo's eldest child is a son named Jamie (born in 1974) from a previous marriage.
Wood's artwork has been displayed and sold in several galleries. He also hosts a self-titled radio show on the U.K.'s Sky Arts HD and on the Ultimate Classic Rock channel.
Meanwhile, according to Metro, the members of the Rolling Stones were recently seen having dinner together "with a few security guards in tow" at Dopo East restaurant in New York City.
The Rolling Stones have been on a break from their "14 on Fire" world tour, which was partially rescheduled due to the tragic suicide of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend since 2001. Scott was found hanged from a doorknob in her New York City apartment on March 17, 2014.
The "14 on Fire" tour resumes on May 26, 2014, at Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. It will be the Rolling Stones' first concert since Scott's death.