Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jeffrey, 18"x14", oil on linen

Jeffrey is the first painting of the club's meeting (actually, I turned out to be the first 'model' to pose for the club when we drew numbers from the cup the previous week—I have a strong suspicion that the students set me up).

The most striking thing when he sat to pose was how brilliant the light on his hair and the upper half of the face was, and how much pale blue gray I saw on the lower side of his face.

Jeffrey wore a multi-colored shirt under his vest, but I decided to paint him in a subdued shirt so as not to detract from the color of his face.

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