This is the first head study that came together for me from an undergraduate life painting class. I’m still very fond of the original, and it’s still hanging in my house.
Looking at this piece brings back such good memories. The students who painted in oils LIVED for Figure Painting class with Brian Jekel. It was a night class, and he couldn’t squeeze it in every semester. So, those slots filled up fast at registration.
The class was SO intense; you could almost hear our furious concentration. And the lights were bright and hot. It was only two hours; but at the end, we’d all emerge completely drained and exuberant. Those were the good ol’ days!